This depends upon the specific restrictions included in your ADVO, and we will need to see a copy of the current ADVO to determine whether mediation can occur.
If an ADVO order has been made stating that one of you must not approach or contact the other (an Order 6), then mediation can only occur if Order 6 (B) has been included. If it hasn’t been included, you will need to seek legal advice regarding your options.
Otherwise, mediation can technically occur even with a current ADVO.
During the intake process, we need to get a detailed understanding about the history of the relationship and any past or current concerns for safety either of you may have.
We are legally required to assess each matter regarding its suitability to proceed to joint session mediation – if assessed as not suitable, you will both receive s60I certificates stating it is not suitable.
If assessed as suitable to continue to mediation, then the process will be structured to ensure that everyone feels safe and comfortable to participate effectively.