Family Court

The family court is a blunt instrument that should only be used if all else fails or is not possible.

When people go to court they ask someone else, a judge, to decide what should happen in relation to their children. In effect, the judge is being asked to be a super parent to the parents. However, we have an adversarial system of family justice and, as often as not, going to court can escalate family conflict and make already difficult situations worse.

What do you think?

Send us feedback!

Family Court: Purpose and Use

Family Court: Purpose and Use

Family courts are there to assist in disputes and disagreements about what is to happen to a child. Judges are…

How do I go to…

How do I go to…

There are a range of application forms to use, the most common, the C100, is to commence family proceedings.

Myths

Myths

DRAFT Below are several examples of myths which do not apply:    The Courts are anti‐father.  If you are a…

Urgent Applications

Urgent Applications

DRAFT There are some specific situations where there is extreme urgency in getting Child Arrangements in place. When these arise…