Although the exact legislative nature and effect of the proposed restructuring is unknown, the preliminary Government announcements have indicated the new FCFCA will have three distinct benefits to the parties: –
***Uniform rules and forms;
***A new appeal division for family law matters; and
***Single lineated court structure.
In regard to the first benefit, the implementation of uniform rules and forms drastically improves the current regime. In creating a single point entry to court proceedings, the parties will have their matter in one jurisdiction, allowing for persons to navigate the system more easily, and, ensure documents/forms are filed in accordance with one set of rules.