Navigating the Family Court in COVID-19 lockdown
You can continue to obtain legal advice regarding your matter if it is currently before the Court, or regarding any requirement for any future application to the Court, should that be necessary. While our physical office at Malley & Co is closed we continue to work remotely and are available during normal working hours to assist in all aspects of family law matters.
During COVID-19 Level 4, the Court is not physically open for parties or lawyers to file documents. However, urgent applications are still able to be submitted and accepted for filing electronically. Hard copies are not to be posted or delivered to the Court.
It is requested that only urgent applications are filed in Court during this Level 4 alert. Only priority proceedings will be heard. This means that only extreme and urgent matters - for example, Compulsory Treatment Orders, Protection and custody or care Orders, applications involving vulnerable parties such as welfare guardian or property orders – in other words - Orders to protect the at-risk or vulnerable, including children.