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Family law could bypass judges in plan being trialed by government

Warring parents could have their disputes about children resolved by social workers, psychologists and other non-lawyers rather than judges as part of radical family law reforms being trialled by the Turnbull government.

Options for further wide-reaching reforms, including a ­potential restructure of the stretched Family Court have also been put to the federal government ahead of the statutory ­retirement of Chief Justice Diana Bryant.

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