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The beginning of the end for the system as we know it!

The strategy of the Family Law Reform Coalition !

For many months a number of us have been working on a strategy and a direction to change the system that we currently operate in for Family Law matters after separation.

My colleagues, a small but dedicated bunch of professionals, have been living and breathing family law matters over countless weeks to develop a solution that…

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Category: Wayne's blog

Family law courts in Queensland are in crisis. They are under-resou…

Courier Mail
February 10, 2016 1:00am
Bill Potts

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Category: Courts

Family Court Experience: Ratings by Parents USA

Have a voice in the US Family Court system? 

 

Family Court is convened to hear matters involving children and families.

What happens when Family Court makes rulings that parents deem are not in the best interest of their child?

This is an opportunity to participate in a survey on parental experiences in Family Court.

 
To see change, a voice must be heard and that voice must

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Category: General

Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill…

The Government has today introduced the Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015.  The proposed amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 include measures designed to: 
  • Address uncertainties in the current financial agreement provisions in the Act, to ensure that prospective, current or former parties to a marriage or de facto relationship can resolve their financial

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Category: Courts

NEWSFLASH Update Federal Courts Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regula…

Revised position - alert

You will be aware that the Federal Court Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2015 were to come into effect on 1 July 2015.  Schedule 2 of the Regulations was to amend the Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 by:
  • Increasing the fee for divorce applications, consent orders, issuing subpoenas and most other family law fees, and
  • Establishing a new fee for

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Category: Courts

Family Law - Time for change - Reform proposals are released for pu…

After considerable planning and discussion I am releasing the proposed plan for further reforms that are urgently required in the family law area.

These measures have been carefully thought out with a substantial working and planning document to support the ideas and proposals.

My colleagues, Michael Green and I have been working on a plan and are now pleased to release the core details for your consideration and…

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Category: Wayne's blog

Family Court judge blasts government over 'inordinate' delays

By Michaela Whitbourn SMH23 March 2018

A Family Court judge has rebuked the federal government for its "inordinate delay" in replacing retiring judges in an extraordinary speech calling for an urgent injection of funds to deal with a growing caseload.

Justice Stephen Thackray, who resigned as a judge of the Family Court's appeals division amid a controversial shake-up of court…

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Category: Editor's Picks

Family Court CEO Richard Foster - retires … and calls for family co…

Family Court CEO Richard Foster - who, in Parliament this year, acknowledged that the courts have no idea how many children are affected by family court decisions or whether those decisions are positive or negative - retires … and calls for family court reforms.

The Australian:
Foster, 68, last week stepped down as chief executive of the Family Court, having chalked up 16 years in the role and 51 years in court administration. For the past eight years, he has also been chief executive of the Federal Circuit…

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Category: Courts

Completely hopeless - The family Court before the Senate Estimates…

In the Senate Estimates Committee, Family Court CEO Richard Foster came under intense pressure from questions raised by Senator John Madigan.

The court seems to have absolutely no idea of the impact its orders makes on families, Has no idea of the number of children going through the system.

Family Court CEO Richard Foster said
I am not even sure we can get that out of our data base. Th

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Category: Courts

A sickness has fallen on the family law system

It has now been 12 years since a comprehensive review of the Family Law system occurred. The last review was commenced in 2003 under the Howard Government resulting in the report “Every Picture Tells a Story”.
Looking back at changes after the implementation of the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005 and the more recent 2010 changes in the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 it is very clear to practitioners that we have again reached a crises point in the family law…

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Category: Wayne's blog

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