What is the Family Court called in Australia?
Family law in Australia is governed by the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). The Attorney-General’s Department administers the Family Law Act 1975 and handles international parent–child legal matters.
The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (the Court) has the jurisdiction or power to deal with divorce under Part VI of the Family Law Act 1975.
The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia are the two Commonwealth Courts which deal with matters under the Family Law Act in all States except for the Family Court of Western Australia which is the specialist court for that State.
The Court’s family law jurisdiction includes,
* applications for and proof or for divorce
* applications for spousal maintenance,
* applications for property and financial disputes,
* parenting orders,
* enforcement of orders,
* location and recovery orders,
* warrants for the apprehension or detention of a child, and
* determination of parentage.
Can I get a divorce without going to Court in Australia?
Parties are encouraged under the Family Law Act 1975 to avoid going to Court and are in fact obligated (with limited exceptions) to show that they have made genuine efforts to resolve any disputes involving children through Family Dispute Resolution.
What is Family Dispute Resolution?
Family Dispute Resolution is a term that describes a range of services that are available to deal with separation or divorce with the intention that time and costs cane minimised for the participants. Your Knox Family Law Specialist encourages this approach and pragmatism that will enable you to move on and support the well being and welfare of any children that may be involved.