Federal Circuit Court of Australia – Family Law Matters

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The Federal Magistrates Court has now been renamed the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The new name came into effect on 12 April 2013.  The jurisdiction of the Court still includes family law and child support and the areas of general federal law.

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Act 2012 amends the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 and other legislation.  The Federal Magistrates Court is now named the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  There is also a change of title of the Chief Federal Magistrate to ‘Chief Judge’ and federal magistrates to ‘judge’.

The Court’s forms are being updated, however the forms showing the Federal Magistrates Court will be accepted until 12 October 2013.

If you require representation in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, contact Claire Naidu & Co, family lawyers and mediators, by clicking here.


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