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Families Change Guide to Separation & Divorce

2.6 - Family Justice Counsellor Exercise

Family Justice Counsellor Exercise

Fill in the blanks with the words provided below.

  • both
  • communication
  • court
  • children
  • documents
  • gross
  • lawyer
  • legal
  • less
  • mediation
  • number
  • parenting plan
  • section 211
  • unsafe
  • violence


  1. Helps parents focus on the best interests of the child while making a
  2. Screens for
  3. Provides information
  4. Informs people about the system and alternatives available
  5. Provides confidential separate meetings or where appropriate
  6. May help with understanding court and the court process
  7. Prepares reports for the court

Child Support

  1. Can improve between parents
  2. Usually costs than going to court as it is a free service provided by the Family Justice Counsellor
  3. Keeps out of the conflict
  4. May not be appropriate where one person feels or where there is a history of abuse in the relationship.
  5. Seeing a for independent legal advice is recommended before you sign anything that has been decided through mediation.
  6. Children have the right to be supported by parents.
  7. The Child Support Guideline Tables are based on the: annual income of the support-paying parent and the of children

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2.6 - Family Justice Counsellor Exercise