Separated parents who are caring for a child in hospital often need to make decisions with the child’s other parent, about the care of their child while in hospital.
Since 2016, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) has partnered with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne to provide a free, on-site family dispute resolution service for separated parents of children who are on extended hospital stays.
Family dispute resolution, also known as mediation, assists separated parents to parent cooperatively and reach agreements that are in the best interests of their children. A qualified RAV family dispute resolution practitioner works with parents to help resolve disputes, using parenting plans or agreements if appropriate.
Common issues that family dispute resolution can assist with and topics it can cover include:
For more information about this service, please contact RAV’s Melbourne Family Relationship Centre via email or by calling (03) 8625 3666.
RAV also provides family dispute resolution from 10 mediation centres across Melbourne and regional Victoria to help couples who are separating to resolve their family law disputes. Click here to learn more.
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