Simon Donald examines how transparency can help in family law
Transparency is increasing in the family court system, with family courts beginning to recognise the need for openness in dealing with what are often complex or sensitive matters. Family judges at all levels of the family court system have expressed increasing judicial concern on the issue of costs in financial disputes when parties conduct intense and combative litigation focused more on pursuing dispute rather than seeking a resolution. With those concerns over the risk of increasing and disproportionate costs being incurred in contested proceedings, the good news is this can prove avoidable with the benefit of pragmatic, practical and solution-focused legal advice.
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