Family Justice Reform Bill to Further Strengthen Therapeutic Justice
Article Date: 16 May 2023
The Family Justice Reform Bill was passed in Parliament on 8 May 2023 and introduces changes to make family proceedings simpler and more efficient, and facilitate sustainable maintenance outcomes. Click here to view the announcement by the Ministry of Law for more information.
The Family Justice Reform Bill (the “Bill”) was passed in Parliament on 8 May 2023.
The Bill is part of ongoing efforts by the Ministry of Law, the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Family Justice Courts to strengthen therapeutic justice elements in family proceedings. It introduces changes to make family proceedings simpler and more efficient, and facilitate sustainable maintenance outcomes.
Key changes include:
• Establishing a new Maintenance Enforcement Process, which will deter non-compliance with maintenance orders, and make enforcement easier when there is non-compliance.
• Introducing a Rebuttable Presumption that a respondent had dissipated assets with the intention to frustrate a maintenance order. The presumption, which will be available when certain conditions are met, will enable an applicant to more easily obtain an injunction or a clawback order, when needed.
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