A divorce lawyer will advise you that the Court delays in hearing and finalising your property application under the Family Law Act have in some registries became even longer. It is for this reason that the divorce lawyer tries to encourage their client to consider mediation either privately or through the Court.
The Court itself is also considering options to help reduce the back log of cases. A divorce lawyer will provide information about the PPP Program currently being tried out in some registries including at the Parramatta Federal Circuit Court.
The aim of the program is to:-
- Identify cases that fall within the guidelines of the program
- List those cases separately in lists where the progress can be clearly tracked
- Lessen the amount of required documentation to be filed at Court
- Provide those parties with the opportunity to participate in a Conciliation Conference before a Registrar (where each party and their divorce lawyer attend).