BITTER custody battles dragging on for years could be cut short by local magistrates under a government plan to spare families “emotional trauma’’ in the Family Court.
When a court is making a parenting order, the Family Law Act 1975 requires it to regard the best interests of the child as the most important consideration. Parents are encouraged to use this principle when making parenting plans. The Family Law Act makes clear that: - both parents are responsible f...
When deciding whether to recommend Counselling or Mediation the answer lies in what the objective is. Counselling is about enhancing your personal understanding and in doing so, perhaps grow. This is achieved through open and frank discussion with the aim of achieving a 'lightbulb' moment. This help...
Lawyers fear under-resourcing and a looming exodus of Canberra-based judges from the Family and Federal Circuit Courts may disrupt and delay child custody and divorce proceedings in the ACT. Two local Family Court judges, Deputy Chief Justice John Faulks and Justice Mary Finn, are due to retire next...