Covid-19 and Family Law
Covid-19 and Family Court of Australia
With Melbourne currently in the midst of yet another lockdown as a result of the recent spread of Coronavirus, it’s important to know that the Courts remain up and running throughout this period.
Did you know that there is a special dedicated COVID-19 Court List within the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia? The COVID-19 List operates to deal exclusively with urgent family law matters that have arisen as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This could include parenting matters where a parent’s time is impacted with a child as a result of COVID-19, complications with border restrictions, an increase in the family or domestic violence during lockdowns etc.
In order to be eligible for the COVID-19 List participants need to satisfy the following conditions:
- There must be a direct (or indirect significant) connection to the Coronavirus pandemic;
- The circumstances are genuinely urgent;
- A COVID-19 Affidavit has been filed;
- Attempts have been made to reach an agreement before commencing Court proceedings; and
- Electronic means can deal with the matter.
If you think your matter should be prioritized on the Court’s COVID-19 List please contact the team at James Noble Law for a FREE 20-minute consultation today to schedule an appointment with one of our Qualified and experienced Brisbane family lawyers.
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