The history of relationships, the issues that precipitate separation, and the pain and anger that can continue long after separation occurs, can make it difficult for parents to focus on the best parenting arrangements for their children. When agreement cannot be reached, in most cases, Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is required before parents can apply to the Family Court.
As an independent professional, Sharon works with families to resolve the issues that can get in the way of them agreeing on a plan for care and contact that is in the best interests of their children. Sharon Stewart is a Ministry of Justice approved provider of FDR services to mediate care and contact arrangements for children and families. Click here to find out more about FDR.
If you qualify for government funded mediation, referrals can be initiated by contacting Sharon directly or by contacting Family Works Northern at 0800 RESOLVE (0800 737 6583) or www.resolution.org.nz