Community Workshops

The DIY – Family Separation programme is intended for parents going through the separation and divorce process and wish to gain skills and strategic tools to effectively deal with separation and navigate the available options of resolving their parental disputes amicably in or out of the court. 

The programme is designed to educate and help parents demystify their family separation process and how to avoid high parental conflict following separation.  

The workshops are aimed for parents who are:


The programme consists of many elective modules depending on the participants needs and circumstances. Participants can choose any of the modules they wish to enroll. 

Family Court Litigation Course

Separation - what's involved ?

Delivery method: The programme is delivered through video and audio conferencing Microsoft Teams cloud software. Participants are able to disable their webcam or mute their microphone during the session.

Duration: Each module is up to 2 hours. Check the calendar. 

Registration: Online registration is mandatory prior to attending the workshops. Registration fee by Koha/DonationTo register – visit our Workshops Calendar page . Choose the module/s or course you are interested in and complete the online registration form.

Presenters: FDSS Coaches and McKenzie friends / Family Court Lay assistants with over a decade of experience dealing with family disputes and helping parents through the process in the Family Court. Check our Clients’ reviews

OrganiserFDSS – Family Disputes Support Services is a not-for-profit community organisation and a registered charitable trust, offers help and support for parents dealing parental disputes in or out of New Zealand Family Court

More Information: Check our FAQ’s page or the Workshops Calendar

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