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The Family Court - Delays in resolving children matters and its impact

I recently read this article and agree with a lot of what's been written. We continue to see significant delays in children cases being resolved across our local courts. This is particularly distressing for those parents who are waiting to re-establish a relationship with their children but more generally are harmed as a result of the uncertainty caused by delay. 

The delay affects both parent and child alike as well as extended families. We know the effects can last far longer for children into their own adulthood and relationships. 

Whilst alternative dispute resolution can and should help more separating parents, and would, if more routinely used relieve pressure on the courts there remain too many cases taking too long. 

Court delays leave tens of thousands of children in limbo after parents split


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