Daily Archives: February 7, 2013

Changing your Magistrate or Judge

Family Lawyers in Perth are often consulted by parties in family law proceedings who feel that their matter would have been determined differently had they been allocated a different magistrate or judge. There is no general procedure that allows a person to pick and choose who handles their case. Of course, practically speaking, if parties were allowed to change their decision makers every time they felt hard done by the Court could not function. It is not workable or just to allow a party to pick and choose who decides their matter. The Court usually adopts the idea that it is more efficient for the parties and the court that one person deals with one matter from start to finish.