Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Drop-in centre for separation disputes

Drop-in centre for separation disputes


Family Works service offers free, no obligation information sessions

Separated parents who are unsure how to make arrangements for their children’s care can now seek support at a Manurewa drop-in centre.


Family Works is offering sessions at its Mahia Rd service centre for parents to learn about the new government-initiated Family Dispute Resolution service. People can call in any time until 3.00 pm to see a fully qualified family mediator and FDR Provider accredited by the Ministry of Justice.


The aim of the session is to collect all necessary information to enable us to conduct the first pre-mediation meeting.


“We want to provide a friendly and accessible service that is saves parents the time, stress and money of going to Family Court,” says Timothy McMichael, Family Works Resolution Service Manager.

Family Dispute Resolution is for parents who have separated or are separating. The process guides parents in making child care arrangements that work in the best interest of their children/tamariki.

Parents are welcome to bring a support person to the meeting and there is a playroom open on site for children to play in.

*The drop-in sessions and pre-mediation meetings are free if the attendee is eligible for public funding. If the individual is not eligible, they will still be able to attend for free but will need to pay a charge of $117.30 if they wish to formally register the dispute with the Ministry of Justice.

Dates for the Family Dispute Resolution Service drop-in
28 August
25 September
30 October

Location
10 Mahia Road, Manurewa

Time
9.00am to 6.00pm – last drop in time 3.00pm

About Family Works

Family Works supports children and their families to help them address complex issues. They are part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a charitable social services provider which strengthens New Zealand families as they face life’s challenges.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have withdrawn from the leadership race, leaving Bill English the only candidate to replace John Key as Prime Minister.

 

Education, Marketing, Taxes: Health Groups Call For Actions For Sugary Drinks

The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption. More>>

ALSO:

More Departures? David Shearer Proposed For UN Peacekeeping Role

Mt Albert MP David Shearer is being proposed for a demanding and exciting role heading the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Security Agencies' Reports: GCSB Wants To Give ISPs More Power To Block Threats

The Government Communications Security Bureau wants to give internet service providers more information and power to block cyber threats which are increasing, its director told the intelligence and security select committee yesterday.. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news