Waiting times for Family Court hearings not getting shorter any time soon

The law Council of Australia reported yesterday that the proposed merger of courts is “unlikely to alleviate the Family Law crisis”. 

The proposed merging of the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court is unlikely to alleviate the crisis in the family law court system and may place significant extra pressure on already overburdened Federal Circuit Court Judges, the Law Council of Australia has warned.

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 has been introduced into the Australian Parliament today.

If passed, the bills will result in significant structural reform of Australia’s family court system, by merging the current Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia into the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Law Council of Australia President, Morry Bailes, said that the peak body will now consider the bills in detail and provide a national response shortly, but in general terms, the legal profession held significant concerns with the proposal to merge the courts.

What this means for you: Argyll FDRP can facilitate an outcome to your children’s issues within two weeks! Waiting times for a Family Court hearing are about two YEARS at the moment. Your first appointment at a government funded mediation service will take about 10 weeks – that’s just for the first appointment. It can take up to a year to get a final agreement.

For a flat rate (no hourly fees) of about a thousand dollars, Argyll FDRP can untangle the post separation parenting knot so you can get on with it.

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