New briefing note: alternatives to family court proceedings

Family Law Partner Debra Frazer has produced a new briefing note that considers the various alternatives to formal Family Court proceedings.

As a result of the enormous pressure that the Family Court is under to determine disputes following the breakdown in family relationships, cases involving children including where they live and how much time they spend with both their parents, as well as financial disputes can take a considerable amount of time to be decided by the Court.

Consequently, in recent years, there has been a growing appetite for change in the way family disputes are conducted. This has resulted in there currently being a number of different options open to separating couples to resolve family law disputes.

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