10 Nov 2020
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10 Nov 2020
In a recent article the Chief Justice of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court has recently admitted that the family courts will face unacceptable delays resulting from the existing work of the Court and COVID-19.
Prior to COVID-19 the Courts were working towards reducing the delay. There was intense case management with the view of trying to resolve the case for the benefit of families involved.
2020 has been a devastating year. This has not spared the business of the Court.
Not all family law disputes end up in court, but for those who are separating or have children’s matters before the court this will be longer than normal delays in reaching a resolution.
This is a timely reminder that parties in a family law matter should attempt to resolve their case by alternate means. There are many avenues available, including:
The above options are just some of the ways that you can look to resolving your case early. Not attempting these options may lead to a significant delay for you in your parenting or property case. This may lead to increased costs and delays in your case.
At PCL Lawyers you will be working with an experienced team of family lawyers who can assess your case and consider dispute resolution alternatives. This will help you to avoid ending up in court and the subsequent delays.
We expect to feel the impacts of COVID-19 in the family courts for a while to come. This does not mean that you need to stand by and wait for you case to be called. You should take this opportunity to actively seek to resolve your case so that you can move things forward sooner rather than later.
Our Family Lawyers are here to help you. Call us to discuss your matter and we can work with you to see what options are best suited to you.
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