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The Centre for Separated Families (National)

Information and advice for everyone affected by family separation to help bring better outcomes for children – also including information about step-family members.



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Divorce or dissolution of marriage is a legal process leading to the termination of a marriage. The legal process for divorce may also involve an application and award of spousal support, child custody, child support, distribution of property and division of debt, though these matters are only ancillary to the dissolution of the marriage.
Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties. A third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate their own settlement (facilitative mediation).
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