The Family Court. Chapter 6 Adjudication Bodies. Federal Court Level – established in 1976 under the Family Law Act 1975 ( Cth )
Chapter 6 Adjudication Bodies
Federal Court Level – established in 1976 under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)
Function: - to deal with family disputes between married couples seeking a dissolution of marriage and other orders relating to children of the marriage or property settlement
Structure: Chief justice, judges of the appeal division judges, judge administrators, judicial registrars, deputy registrars and court mediators
E.g. parental responsibility relating to the residence of, contact with and maintenance of ex nuptial children.
Why? Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) only relates to children of a marriage.
Property and other financial matters arising through the breakdown of domestic partnerships.
This enables the court to deal with domestic relationships in the same way as married couples.
Full court of the Family Court hears appeals
Appeals can be heard from: