Workshops FAQ's

Before you register

The DIY – FAMILY SEPARATION course consist of 2 courses The Family Court Litigation Course and Separation – What’s involved Course  Prospects can choose to complete all the modules and workshops or choose any module/s suit their case’s circumstances and needs. 

 

The course is suitable for newly separated parents or parents who are planning to end their relationship, Self-represented litigants, Lawyer-represented litigants or any persons want to learn how to self-represent in the Family Court without a lawyer

The majority of the workshop participants are lawyer-represented. Knowing your rights and understanding the court processes would help you to learn some skills on how to coach your lawyer and get the best out of them. 

Not at the stage – All our workshops are delivered online. But we might do in the future some face-to-face workshops. 

Not a problem. We understand that everyone has their own life and commitments. Please let us know if you are unable to attend and check our workshops calendar, if you wish to attend any of the future upcoming workshops. 

Registration fees are by Koha/Donations (to support and acknowledge our work). FDSS is a (not for profit) community organisation and a registered charitable trust. 

Any donations would support us continue to provide our services to the many parents like yourself. We are a charity with donee status so any donations over $5, you can claim 33% back on your tax. Just ask us and we can provide you with a receipt

Account Name: FAMILY DISPUTE SUPPORT SERVICES
Account Number: 02-0400-0249518-000

Following your submissions, you will receive an email / text message within 3 working days to confirm your workshop registration. Please check your Spam/Junk folder. Please contact us if you haven’t received any email confirmation. 

NO – We don’t and all information provided during the workshops are just legal /procedural information. We are not lawyers, but experienced self represented litigants who have been through it ourselves and helped hundreds of other parents. As such we cannot provide legal advice but can support and guide you on your case whether you are self represented our represented by a lawyer.
Please read our service terms and conditions.

Please note that the workshops are not intended to replace
the services of a lawyer or the mandated
parenting courses by the ministry of the justice or mediation.

No – we don’t accept non-registered participants. For safety and security reasons, we only accept registered participants to attend the online workshops. 

Upon registration, we usually ask about your former partner’s name, to prevent both of you attending the same workshop. If you partner’s name is on the attendees\s list. We will inform both and we would offer any of you to attend another workshop. We do not tolerate with any sort of discrimination. 

Our workshops are designed and delivered to any persons regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion or belief. Everyone is welcome.

The workshops are intended for parents dealing with Parental Disputes. However, Community Support workers and students are welcome to attend. Please send us an email with your name /contact and your organisation name. 

After Registration

Following your submissions, you will receive an email / text message to confirm your registration. The email will contain the Google Meets (code) and the Weblink , where the online workshop/s will be held.  

Usually, the confirmation email/text message are sent within 3 working days following your submissions. Please check your Spam/Junk mail or you probably have provided us with the incorrect mobile phone number or or email address. Sometimes we do send the registration confirmation by text message. If you still haven’t received the confirmation, please contact us by email at admin@fdss.org.nz  

Registration fees are by Koha/Donations. FDSS is (not for profit) community organisations and registered charitable trust. 

Any donations would support us continue to provide our services to the many parents like yourself. Our coaches also have families and work commitments, so your donations ensure that they are available to help you and others. We are a charity with donee status so any donations over $5, you can claim 33% back on your tax. Just ask us and we can provide you with a receipt

Account Name: FAMILY DISPUTE SUPPORT SERVICES
Account Number: 02-0400-0249518-000

No – we don’t accept non-registered participants. For safety and security reasons, we only accept registered participants to attend the online workshops. 

NO – We don’t and all information provided during the workshops are just legal /procedural information. We are not lawyers, but experienced self represented litigants who have been through it ourselves and helped hundreds of other parents. As such we cannot provide legal advice but can support and guide you on your case whether you are self represented our represented by a lawyer.
Please read our service terms and conditions.

Online Platform Instructions

We use Google meets which is safe, secure and used by many organisations worldwide. To check google meets Security, compliance, and privacy policies, visit this link 

For Meet video calls, you’ll need:

Yes, you need a Gmail account if you don’t have one. You can create Free Gmail account on this link

OPTION 1:  In a web browser, enter https://meet.google.com then enter the last 9 digits of the weblink code provided in the confirmation email. The workshop code is the string of letters at the end of the meeting link. You don’t have to enter the hyphens.

Then add the 9/10 letters code in the box and click on “Join” as below;

OPTION 2: Click on the weblink provided in the confirmation email. It will look like this : https://meet.google.com/xxx-yyy-zzz and follow the instructions as below to join the workshop.

Google meets on mobile Android and Apple devices require a Gmail account. You can create a free Gmail account on this link

1 – Download the App on your Smart Phone or Tablet 

Google Meets App Download for Android Devices

Google Meets App Download for Apple Devices

2 – After downloading the Google Meets App. Test your device microphone and speakers/headsets.

You can turn off your webcam. Check the question about the instructions for smart phone, tablets, desktop/laptop users

For safety, privacy and security reasons, we do not allow taking photos nor recording /videotaping the online workshops. Please refer to our services terms and conditions.

September 2021
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