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Question On Notice No. 311 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 August 2017 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Attorney General
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question


What is the average waiting period for cases involving child custody disputes to be finalised in the Family Law Court of Western Australia?
Answered on 11 October 2017

The information requested cannot be provided as the Family Court of Western Australia’s case manage system does not record if a parenting matter specifically relates to a custody dispute.

The Attorney General is able to provide the following, most relevant, data for median time to finalisation / trial for Final Order applications seeking parenting orders between 1st August 2016 and 31st July 2017:

    • Time to Finalise – 45 weeks for parenting only matters and 64 weeks for parenting and financial matters.
    • Time to Trial – 98 weeks for parenting only matters and 111 weeks for parenting and financial matters.