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Section 60I Certificate

Section 60I Certificate

What is a Section 60I Certificate

It is a requirement under the Family Law Act 1975 that separating couples wanting to apply to the Court for a parenting order need to first indicate that a genuine effort to resolve the dispute by family dispute resolution has been attempted.

To show that a genuine attempt has been made couples are required to obtain a certificate 60I. Only registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners can issue a Section 60I certificate.

There are five types of section 60I certificates that can be issued, these are:

  • you did not attend because the other party refused or failed to attend;
  • you did not attend because the practitioner (mediator) considered that your circumstances were not appropriate for Family Dispute Resolution;
  • you attended and the parties made a genuine effort to resolve the issues; or
  • you did attend and the other party (or you) did not make a genuine effort to resolve issues.
  • You and the other party started the mediation process, but the practitioner considered that it would not be appropriate to continue

The Court requires that a copy of the Section 60I certificate be filed with the Court Application.

Relationship Matters is able to provide parties with the appropriate 60I certificate.

More Information?

For more information, you can call us on 1300 543 396 or email to discuss your situation in more detail.

Click here for information on the Family Dispute Resolution Process.