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Family Court changes

August 21, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Government, in its latest public discussion paper in 2012, expects parents, whose average weekly earnings are lower than the costs of Family court mediation services to pay for these services.

Its reasons: family law matters are private and sensitive and are non justiciable so lawyers are not much needed. This impacts on legal aid funding and parents' eligibility for legal aid help through lawyers makes court a tough walk for these parents. Especially if they also have to pay for a hefty bill for mediation.

What about appointing more judges?

And there are some reall strong and promising changes in the government proposals.

Click to read here an opinion and here for the concerns of some family court lawyers.



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