More Funding for the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
The recently announced 2021-2022 Budget has allocated $100 million over 4 years to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
It is hoped that this increased funding will assist in reducing the significant delays associated with the Court, which were amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will also assist in improving safety measures for litigants, children and their families and the overworked system in general.
The funding will provide for 2 additional Family Court Judges and 8 additional Federal Circuit Court Judges. Much of the focus will therefore be on judicial support and reform and it is hoped that these positive changes will lead to a quicker resolution for families who require the Court’s intervention.
James Noble Law is focused on negotiating amicable agreements outside of the Court to reduce the stress, costs, and uncertainty that often come with litigation.
However, there are circumstances where this course of action is required. Increased funding will hopefully assist to ensure a quicker and more personalised pathway for litigants, taking into account their particular circumstances.