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Each of the above member organisations are actively encouraging their members to take part in the week to promote their services.

Dispute Resolution includes a number of settlement-seeking processes including mediation,  negotiation, conciliation, collaborative law and arbitration. These are alternative processes to court proceedings.

Last year Resolution ran the first national awareness-raising week, Family Dispute Resolution Week. This week was established to highlight the alternatives to court for separating couples, raising the profile of these options among the public, government & opinion-formers, and those working in family law.

Resolution is again running its national awareness-raising week this year, to raise the profile of alternatives to court for separating and divorcing couples. Resolution members across the country will be carrying out activities to highlight family Dispute Resolution during this week, which provides an ideal opportunity for other organisations and individuals to do likewise. The other member organisations of the Family Mediation Council are therefore encouraging their members to participate in the week, and dispute resolution professionals from ADR Group, the College of Mediators, the Family Mediators Association, the Law Society and National Family Mediation are all getting involved.

During the week November 25-29th, we hope that services offering these Dispute Resolution processes will be organising local events to inform the public of alternatives to court. You can follow the countdown until the start of activities. Services can list their activities during the week on our dedicated map website.

To find out more about each of the processes – Mediation, Collaborative law, Arbitration, click on the menu links at the top of the page.  Negotiation is another Dispute Resolution processes, available directly through solicitors.

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 National Family DR week – 25-29th November

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  1. This is an excellent initative , congratulations to those who thought this up. it all helps in the process of raising awareness of options to be considered particularly when parents separate. In Northern Ireland, we have the support of the Dept of Health & Social Services via a tendering process to the Health and Social Care Board as part of the early intervention policy. FMNI delivers free family mediation to pre-court parents to focus parents on the needs of the child and reduce distress and cost of family breakdown.
    We have a limited budget and are keen to hear any ideas that can help the promotion of mediation as a viable option.

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