Non-adversarial advocates and gatekeepers : lawyers, FDR practitioners and co-operative post-separation parenting

Cooper, Donna Maree & Brandon, Mieke (2008) Non-adversarial advocates and gatekeepers : lawyers, FDR practitioners and co-operative post-separation parenting. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 19, pp. 104-113.


The compulsory dispute resolution requirements in family law parenting cases create new roles and obligations for both lawyers and family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioners. This article will discuss how the legislative provisions impact on both sets of professionals in practice. It will also highlight the increased non-adversarial role of lawyers and a new role for FDR practitioners as “gatekeepers” to family courts in cases requiring FDR certificates.

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ID Code: 26967
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Family law, Dispute resolution, Family dispute resolution practitioner
ISSN: 1441-7847
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Thomson Reuters
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2009 23:35
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 00:38

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