Family Court reforms

Biggest overhaul in 40 years

4 December 2017

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The Family Court system could be in for its biggest overhaul in more than 4 decades, after the Attorney General declared children are being treated as property.

A pilot program to start next July will mean families can bypass the need for lawyers, judges and courtrooms to settle custody arrangements, with the option to go to mediation and social services instead.

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