The Family Court is Australia’s superior court in family law. Through its specialist judges and staff, the court helps to resolve complex family disputes. It also covers specialised areas such as cases relating to the Hague Convention on International Child Abductions (which came into force in Australia in December 1998) and the international relocation of children by parents or guardians.
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People who are going through a separation can often become irrational and hardened towards negotiating their property division. This can make the divorce property settlement process long, expensive and difficult to resolve in amicable terms.
There are three (3) ways in which a Family Court property dispute can be resolved:
1. The matter proceeding to a contested hearing before a Judge or Federal Magistrate and the making of Orders;
2. The parties entering into and executing a Consent Order which is filed and approved by the court; or
3. The parties entering into and executing a Binding Financial Agreement.
The first option is the one which should be avoided, if possible. Proceedings in the Family Court are lengthy, often very costly, stressful to clients and rarely produce outcomes where both parties are happy. Family Court Judges and Federal Magistrates have wide discretion over the application of Orders in given circumstances, and over the determination of what is just and equitable.
In this forum you can ask questions, or express your views on a wide range of topics associated with family law. These can include your experiences dealing with the court system, the Child Support Agency(CSA), legal process, or post separation topics such as children's matters, parenting plan, relocation, family violence and spousal maintenance.
Remember that it is an offence under Section 121of the Family Law Act 1975 to publish details that identify parties to family law proceedings.
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This article provides basic information only and is not a substitute for a professional or legal advice . It is prudent to obtain legal advice from a divorce lawyers when contemplating a separation or soon after a relationship comes to an end.