Family dispute resolution (FDR) is sometimes also known as divorce mediation, family law mediation or alternative dispute resolution.
Mediation is one form of FDR. An independent mediator helps you and your former partner identify the issues and facilitate discussions and negotiations. Your lawyers can assist, and there’s no need for you to communicate directly with or be in the same room with your former partner if you’d rather not.
Counselling is another form of FDR, in which you and your former partner can attend sessions individually or together.