About the Practical Guidance
Family Dispute Resolution module
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- 9 Topics
- 20 Subtopics each with Overviews
- 38 Guidance notes
- 42 Precedents
- 22 Checklists
- 55 'Read more' links
- 100+ Legislative references
- Legal framework
- Exemptions and s 12 forms
- Special challenges and obstacles
- Preparing for FDR
- Maintaining child focus
- Models and goals
- Parenting agreements
- Miscellaneous issues
- Family Law Service
- Fisher on Matrimonial and Relationship Property
- Cross on Evidence (NZ)
- The Laws of New Zealand
- New Zealand Family Law Journal
- New Zealand Forms and Precedents
- New Zealand Law Reports
- New Zealand Family Law Reports
- District Court Reports
- Unreported Judgments
- New Zealand Statutes
- New Zealand Regulations
Nigel Dunlop - Barrister and Mediator
Family Dispute Resolution
BA (psychology) and LLB
Nigel practised family law in the courts for some 30 years. He was lawyer for the child for 25 of those years. He was a Youth Advocate for almost 20 years.
Nowadays Nigel does not practise in the courts but focuses on alternative dispute resolution. Additionally he sits on a number of statutory tribunals.
Nigel trained as a mediator in 1983 and has been mediating family and other disputes since then. He has undertaken hundreds of mediations for the Family Court.
Nigel is the Convener of the Mental Health Review Tribunal. He sits on appeal, complaint and review bodies relating to mental health, censorship, retirement villages and real estate agents.
Anet Kate - Mediation Services Limited
Mediator & Researcher
Family Dispute Resolution
BA (Political Studies, Auckland), LLB (Hons) (Auckland), MCR (La Trobe, Melbourne)
Anet is an experienced conflict resolution professional and former Family Law Barrister, dealing with all aspects of parenting, separation and divorce mediation, relationship property, same-gender relationship and other non-traditional family disputes.
Her background is as a Family Court Barrister and former University Lecturer in Conflict Resolution Programmes (2010-15).
A conflict resolution professional since 1990, Anet currently teaches, coaches, trains and supervises facilitators, lawyers and mediators. Special expertise includes inter-cultural, health, family, refugee, migrant, same-gender and minority issues. Her focus is to assist in bringing peace and reconciliation into conflict zones.
Recent research includes FDR, testamentary mediation, elder mediation & the provision of collaborative, culturally appropriate conflict resolution in refugee, migrant and other minority groups. Her preferred model is the mindful transformation of interactions.