The courts announced the expansion of an initiative to assist Australian families during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The continuation and expansion of the COVID-19 list will provide families that are experiencing family law disputes as a direct result of the pandemic, with an avenue to have that specific issue heard and resolved”. “We are preparing for the likely increase of urgent applications following the holiday period which is a time that often places additional emotional and financial stress on families”. An example of applications that may be considered suitable for filing in the Covid-19 List are:
Family Violence: where there has been an escalation or increase in risk due to family violence associated with the Covid-19 pandemic…… READ MORE