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Family Law Arbitrations

by on May 22, 2020 Leave your thoughts

There is now a National Family Law Arbitration List managed in both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court. Arbitration is often an excellent option in property disputes for those who wish to avoid long expensive delays and the stress inherent in the court system. Arbitration is not available for any matter that involves... View Article

More on the Australian Family Law Crisis

by on January 1, 2020

A plethora of articles appear regularly in the mainstream news about the ongoing family law crisis in Australia. For instance, this just appeared in The Australian on 2nd January – “The first phone call some parents will make in the New Year will be to a family law firm that stands to make thousands –... View Article

Family Law Courts – The Bad News Keeps coming!

by on November 16, 2018

The bad news keeps on coming! In summary – Long delays by judges delivering judgments, sometimes over 3 years; Long delays punishes litigants and denies justice; Whole court system is grossly  under-resourced; Some lawyers are too aggressive and use tactics that add to delays and costs; Too many family law lawyers failing to make genuine... View Article

Family Court Judge Makes Cost Order Against Wife

by on November 7, 2018

A family court judge just recently ordered the wife in a family property dispute to pay her former husband’s legal costs of $30,000. Why? The judge said the wife failed to make a genuine attempt to negotiate a settlement with the husband. He said she and her lawyers adopted an overly aggressive and combative approach.... View Article

More on the Family Law Court Crisis

by on November 6, 2018

Are you following the fairly regular news on the family court? The Family Court is caught up in a struggle between politics, lawyers, the public and law reform. What do they all agree on? That there is a pressing need for reform. The current financial and wellbeing costs of engaging with the court system is... View Article

Family Law Disputes – Non Litigious Alternatives

by on October 24, 2018

Today, anyone caught up in a family law dispute needs to look at the alternatives to going to court. There are alternatives that may work quicker, better and much less stressful and costly for the parties. There are specialists in the field of managing and resolving family law disputes outside the court system. We offer... View Article

ALRC backs Triage System in Family Law Disputes

by on October 3, 2018

An effective triage system is an essential step in effective dispute management. Family law disputes are no exception. For many years now I have been a strong advocate of early triage to facilitate quicker and less costly dispute resolution. Triage is applied to determine the best options and best strategies to manage and resolve disputes.... View Article

Family Law Courts in Crisis

by on September 21, 2018

The family court system in Australia is in crisis and people with family court disputes are suffering badly as a result. There are non-litigious alternatives to getting pushed into the court system. These alternatives can help people resolve their disputes quickly, cost effectively and without being subjected the stresses of litigation. Almost every day there... View Article

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