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It is better if issues can be resolved through discussions, mediation, counselling, negotiation or arbitration rather than through the Family Court.
There are also certain pre-action procedures set out by the Family Court which encourage parties to try to reach an agreement on disputes rather than resorting to legal action. Parties are expected to comply with these steps where possible before making an application to the court.
However if parties have tried to discuss their issues with each other but cannot reach an agreement or for reasons such as family violence negotiation is not a viable option they may need to file an application in the Family Court of Western Australia to seek Final Court Orders.