A backlog of instances, gross delays and duplicated processes end in Australian households being compelled to attend longer and pay extra. Unjust verdicts, complexities being overly simplified and households changing into estranged are additional penalties of the household regulation courtroom system.
How did this happen and what’s being achieved to appropriate the present issues within the household regulation courts?
Earlier than addressing these points, it is vital to higher perceive how the present system is structured.
Australian Household Regulation courts and the way in which they function
There are presently 2 completely different courts that deal with household regulation issues. They’re:
- The FCA, Household Court docket of Australia
- The FCC, Federal Circuit Court docket
Presently the Household Court docket of Australia hears complicated parenting issues comparable to these involving allegations of sexual abuse, household violence, substance abuse, psychological well being and security issues for events and/or their kids. The FCC can take care of substance abuse, psychological well being and so on and often does except the listening to it’s more likely to be greater than roughly 3 days. Moreover, the courtroom additionally offers with appeals.
The Federal Circuit Court docket offers with easier household issues, comparable to purposes for divorce. For instance, when a pair is looking for to dissolve their marriage, the FCC is the courtroom that hears their case.