Family Court Announces Urgent Blitz To Clear Backlog

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Parties To Be Urgently Ordered Into Court

News Limited Media are today reporting that Family Court Chief Justice Alstergren is commencing an onslaught in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court that will target cases that have been languishing in those courts for between eighteen months and four years.

Family Court Blitz

Although there has been no official media release or practice note issued by the Court, it is understood from the reports that the blitz will include Sydney, Parramatta and Newcastle as well as other Courts across Australia.

“It is unfortunately well known amongst the community the lengthy waiting times in the Family Court/Federal Circuit Court” said Vizzone Ruggero Twigg Partner Lisa Ruggero-Salerno.

“In Family Law there are  issues with young children with significant psychological and financial stressors at play it is unacceptable that people have to fight for years waiting for the Family Court/Federal Circuit Court to determine their matter if they cannot settle. Also it becomes a significant factor in negotiations  because  following the breakdown of marriage or relationship parties need quick resolution not years of litigation with a high financial and personal cost.  More Judges are needed and it is good to see the backlog is being tackled.”

“It’s why our Family Law team at Vizzone Ruggero Twigg Lawyers welcomes any news that Courts are attempting to clear any backlog,” said Lisa Ruggero-Salerno.

Vizzone Ruggero Twigg Family Law team is headed by Accredited Family Law Specialists Lisa Ruggero-Salerno and Daniella Ruggero as well as experienced Family Law practitioner Tracey Hayman. If you would like to discuss this article or your case, please contact us on 02 9667 1271 or email at

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