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Legal representation in the Family Court

With effect from 1 July 2020, the right for parties to have legal representation in the Family Court from the beginning of their case, in all cases, has been reinstated.

 

Prior to this, a law reform in 2014 meant that parties to non-urgent guardianship and parenting (care of children) disputes could not have legal representation in the Family Court until their proceedings reached a hearing.

 

As a result of the recent change users of the Family Court will have greater access to legal advice and support in what can be a stressful, emotional and difficult time. 

 

If you have active proceedings before the Family Court that were filed before 1 July 2020 you can now ask a lawyer to start acting for you. Additionally, lawyers can also now assist you by preparing and filing family cour...

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