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Reserved Decisions

Now I've come to a certain understanding that there is a large backlog of paperwork for all Magistrates and Judges, which I can certainly understand given how busy the Courts always are and the complexity of Family Law itself (certainly looks that way to an "outsider" at least).  Anyway, I was reading on the Court website that there is an aim for a reserved decision to be handed down within a three month time frame.  Apparently too, you are able to either enquire into its progress or lodge a complaint if the decision is taking too long.

Given that I'm still waiting one mine after that 3 months (nothing to be concerned about) I'm wondering what the usual time frame for a reserved decision is?  Is it dependent on the Judge/Magistrate and how busy they are?  Does length of time have anything to do with the judgement itself?

"Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions". Dag Hammarskjold
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Hi CrazyWorld

I'm sure all the Judges and Magistrates have a heavy caseload, the matter of Rollings & Rollings [2009] FamCAFC 87 is an example however of the response by the appellate courts to delayed judgments that exceed reasonable time frames.

Cheers
Schultz

http://www.austlii.edu…/cth/FamCAFC/2009/87.html
Thanks for that Schultz.

WoW 15 months that's an awfully long time. I'm guessing that given the appeal was granted and a cost certificate was granted to both the husband and the wife that that type of time frame must be very rare where non complex cases are concerned.  What a pain too to have to go back and do it all again.  But then I guess too that if you messed up last time you could always improve 2nd time around :)

"Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions". Dag Hammarskjold
I needed help with my case and couldn't afford a lawyer and found these guys invaluable  srl-resources.org
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