Kristen Mitchell-Scott, Solicitor at Mitchells Solicitors, outlines briefly the implications that the ongoing situation with COVID-19 has on family law matters in particular. She provides a summary of the key points from a recent statement published by the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
The global impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been devastating. Business have shut their doors, airlines have dramatically reduced their flights and social gatherings have been cancelled. There has also been a significant impact on the family unit and, particularly, those that have their parenting arrangements subject to court orders.
The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Honourable Will Alstergren recently published a statement regarding the implications of COVID-19 on Family Law matters. The key points from this statement are:
Kristen Mitchell-Scott holds dual degrees in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Japanese and Criminology from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. She will commence her Master of Applied Law (Family Law) at the College of Law in 2020. Contact Kristen via email, phone (07) 3373 3633 or LinkedIn