Factsheet on Family Law Act changes

The Federal Attorney-General’s Department has released a factsheet for family law professionals with information on the changes to the Family Law Act 1975 starting in May.

These changes include significant amendments to the framework for making parenting orders, and new obligations in legislation for Independent Children’s Lawyers.

Practitioners should be aware that many significant changes will apply to all new and existing matters from the commencement date, except where a final hearing has started.

The factsheet is available here.

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