Family law delays – Circuit chief Will Alstergren to tackle backlog

Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge Will Alstergren. Picture: James Croucher Nicola Berkovic Nicola Berkovic Legal Affairs Correspondent Sydney @NicBerko New Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge Will Alstergren will attempt to turn around the extraordinary delays in the family law system by making better use of the court’s existing resources. This comes after repeated calls by […]

Share care at risk in family law overhaul

Nicola Berkovic - Legal Affairs Correspondence The Australian

A presumption in favour of equal shared parental responsibility, was introduced by the Howard government in 2006, in response to intense lobbying from fathers’ groups. Howard government reforms that enshrined shared care for mothers and fathers after separation could be unwound and the best interests of children taken into account when dividing property between their […]