BROKEN families fighting for custody of their children will be able to avoid lawyers and judges, in a trial that could lead to the biggest overhaul of the defective family law system in 40 years.
After being told he could not pursue the reforms under the Abbott government, Attorney-General George Brandis is now moving to repair the system, which is under serious strain.
High divorce and separation rates mean Australians interact with the family law system than any other area of law.
In an exclusive interview with The Courier-Mail, Senator Brandis said “children should not be treated the same way as property”. Senator Brandis said he wanted to dramatically reform the system that he said was geared towards conflict. [Read Full Article]