Structural Reforms Ahead for Family Law System

On 5 December 2019, the Attorney-General introduced the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 (“the Bill”) to reform the family law court system.  Proposed Reforms for Family Law System The Bill proposes a number of reforms to the family law court system. These reforms include:  establishing a single point of entry for federal family law matters; and   developing a common rules, forms, practices and procedures.1   … Read more

The Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project is an initiative of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (“the Courts”) to better protect parties and children involved in family law proceedings who are experiencing family violence and/or other safety risks.   How does it work?  The Lighthouse Project involves the following process:  Screening  When a party files an Initiating … Read more