Family disputes

Case studies

The following case studies are based on actual mediation provided by FDR.

FDR helps families find their own solution

Families come in different shapes including multi-generational families.  The common factor is getting the right outcome for the family with the least stress.  

FDR offers alternative to court

In some cases a small amount of support, and the knowledge that support is available if needed, means families resolve their own issues.  

FDR offers responsive family-centred approach

When a distressed father approached the FairWay office to ask about FDR he was able to be seen immediately by a mediator on duty.  

Understanding the parties interests

A recent case involved some parents who had a dispute about whether to send a child to the local state school or to a church-based school. It seemed on the face of it, unlikely that this matter could be resolved at mediation.