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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004

- made under the Family Law Act 1975

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

            

CHAPTER 1---Introduction
            

   PART 1.1----PRELIMINARY

   1.01.   Name of Rules  
   1.02.   Commencement  
   1.03.   Rules in Chapter 1 prevail  

   PART 1.2----MAIN PURPOSE OF RULES

   1.04.   Main purpose of Rules  
   1.05.   Pre-action procedure  
   1.06.   Promoting the main purpose  
   1.07.   Achieving the main purpose  
   1.08.   Responsibility of parties and lawyers in achieving the main purpose  

   PART 1.3----COURT'S POWERS IN ALL CASES

   1.09.   Procedural orders in cases of doubt or difficulty  
   1.10.   Court may make orders  
   1.11.   Court may set aside or vary order  
   1.12.   Court may dispense with Rules  
   1.13.   Judicial officer hearing application  
   1.14.   Shortening or extension of time  
   1.15.   Time for compliance  

   PART 1.4----OTHER PRELIMINARY MATTERS

   1.16.   Definitions--the dictionary  
   1.17.   Notes, examples etc  
   1.18.   Sittings  
   1.19.   Prohibition on recording  
   1.20.   Publishing lists of cases  
   1.21.   Calculating time  
   1.22.   Methods of attaching the seal of the Court  
            

CHAPTER 2--Starting a case
            

   PART 2.1----APPLICATIONS

   2.01.   Which application to file  
   2.02.   Documents to be filed with applications  
   2.02A.  Documents filed by electronic communication  

   PART 2.2----BROCHURES

   2.03.   Service of brochures  

   PART 2.3----NOTIFICATION IN CERTAIN CASES

           Division 2.3.1--Cases involving allegation of abuse or family violence in relation to a child

   2.04.   Definition  
   2.04A.  Application of Division 2.3.1  
   2.04D.  Prescribed form  
   2.04E.  Notice of family violence in existing cases  
   2.05.   Family violence order  

           Division 2.3.2--Property settlement or spousal or de facto maintenance cases

   2.06.   Notification of proceeds of crime order or forfeiture application (Act ss 79B, 90M and 90VA)  
   2.07.   Proceeds of crime  
            

CHAPTER 3--Divorce
            

   PART 3.1----APPLICATION FOR DIVORCE

   3.01.   Fixing of hearing date  
   3.02.   Amendment of an Application for Divorce  
   3.03.   Discontinuance of an Application for Divorce  

   PART 3.2----RESPONSE

   3.04.   Response  
   3.05.   Objection to jurisdiction  
   3.06.   Response out of time  
   3.07.   Affidavit to reply to information in an Application for Divorce  

   PART 3.3----ATTENDANCE AT HEARING

   3.08.   Attendance at hearing  

   PART 3.4----HEARING IN ABSENCE OF PARTIES

   3.09.   Seeking a hearing in absence of parties  
   3.10.   Hearing in absence of parties--joint application  
   3.11.   Request not to hear case in parties' absence  

   PART 3.5----EVENTS AFFECTING DIVORCE ORDER

   3.12.   Application for rescission of divorce order  
   3.13.   Death of party  
            

CHAPTER 4---Application for Final Orders
            

   PART 4.1----INTRODUCTION

   4.01.   Contents of Application for Final Orders  
   4.02.   Filing affidavits  
   4.03.   First court date  

   PART 4.2----SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

           Division 4.2.1--General

   4.04.   General provisions still apply  
   4.05.   Application by Attorney-General for transfer of case  

           Division 4.2.2--Cross-vesting

   4.06.   Cross-vesting matters  
   4.07.   Transfer of case  

           Division 4.2.3--Medical procedure

   4.08.   Application for medical procedure  
   4.09.   Evidence supporting application  
   4.10.   Service of application  
   4.11.   Fixing of hearing date  
   4.12.   Procedure on first court date  

           Division 4.2.4--Spousal or de facto maintenance

   4.14.   Procedure on first court date  
   4.15.   Evidence to be provided  

           Division 4.2.5--Child support and child maintenance

   4.16.   Application of Division 4.2.5  
   4.17.   Commencing proceedings  
   4.18.   Documents to be filed with applications  
   4.19.   Child support agreements  
   4.20.   Time limits for applications under Assessment Act  
   4.21.   Appeals on questions of law  
   4.22.   Time limit for appeals on questions of law  
   4.23.   Service of application or notice of appeal  
   4.24.   Service by Child Support Registrar  
   4.25.   Procedure on first court date  
   4.26.   Evidence to be provided  

           Division 4.2.6--Nullity and validity of marriage and divorce

   4.27.   Application of Division 4.2.6  
   4.28.   Fixing hearing date  
   4.29.   Affidavit to be filed with application  

           Division 4.2.7--Applications relating to passports

   4.30.   Application relating to passport  
   4.31.   Fixing hearing date  

           Division 4.2.8--Children born under surrogacy arrangements

   4.32.   Application of Division 4.2.8  
   4.33.   Evidence supporting application--general  
   4.34.   Evidence from applicant and surrogate mother  
   4.35.   Evidence about child's identity  
   4.36.   Evidence about relevant law in child's birth country  
   4.37.   Procedure on first hearing date  
            

CHAPTER 5--Applications for interim, procedural, ancillary or other incidental orders
            

   PART 5.1----GENERAL

   5.01.   Restrictions in relation to applications  
   5.01A.  Filing of applications seeking parenting orders during the Christmas school holiday period  
   5.02.   Evidence in applications to which Chapter 5 applies  
   5.03.   Procedure before filing  
   5.05.   Fixing a date for hearing or case assessment conference  
   5.06.   Attendance by electronic communication  
   5.07.   Attendance of party or witness in prison  

   PART 5.2----HEARING--INTERIM AND PROCEDURAL APPLICATIONS

   5.08.   Interim orders--matters to be considered  
   5.09.   Affidavits  
   5.10.   Hearing time of interim or procedural application  
   5.11.   Party's failure to attend  

   PART 5.3----APPLICATION WITHOUT NOTICE

   5.12.   Application without notice  
   5.13.   Necessary procedural orders  

   PART 5.4----HEARING ON PAPERS IN ABSENCE OF PARTIES

   5.14.   Request for hearing in absence of parties  
   5.15.   Objection to hearing in absence of parties  
   5.16.   Court decision to not proceed in absence of parties  
   5.17.   Procedure in hearing in absence of parties  

   PART 5.5----POSTPONEMENT OF INTERIM HEARING

   5.18.   Administrative postponement of interim hearing  

   PART 5.6----APPLICATION FOR CERTAIN ORDERS

   5.19.   Application for suppression or non-publication order  
            

CHAPTER 6--Parties
            

   PART 6.1----GENERAL

   6.01.   Parties  
   6.02.   Necessary parties  

   PART 6.2----ADDING AND REMOVING A PARTY

   6.03.   Adding a party  
   6.04.   Removing a party  
   6.05.   Intervention by a person seeking to become a party  
   6.06.   Intervention by a person entitled to intervene  
   6.07.   Notice of constitutional matter  

   PART 6.3----CASE GUARDIAN

   6.08A.  Interpretation  
   6.08.   Conducting a case by case guardian  
   6.09.   Who may be a case guardian  
   6.10.   Appointment, replacement or removal of case guardian  
   6.11.   Attorney-General may nominate case guardian  
   6.12.   Notice of becoming case guardian  
   6.13.   Conduct of case by case guardian  
   6.14.   Costs of case guardian  

   PART 6.4----PROGRESS OF CASE AFTER DEATH

   6.15.   Death of party  

   PART 6.5----PROGRESS OF A CASE AFTER BANKRUPTCY OR PERSONAL INSOLVENCY AGREEMENT

   6.16.   Interpretation  
   6.17.   Notice of bankruptcy or personal insolvency agreement  
   6.18.   Notice under paragraph 6.17(1)(b)  
   6.19.   Notice under paragraph 6.17(1)(c)  
   6.20.   Notice of bankruptcy proceedings  
   6.21.   Notice of application under section 139A of the Bankruptcy Act  
   6.22.   Official name of trustee  
            

CHAPTER 7--Service
            

   PART 7.1----GENERAL

   7.01A.  Application  
   7.01.   Service  
   7.02.   Court's discretion regarding service  
   7.03.   Service of documents  
   7.04.   Service of filed documents  

   PART 7.2----SPECIAL SERVICE

   7.05.   Special service  
   7.06.   Special service by hand  
   7.07.   Special service by post or electronic communication  
   7.08.   Special service through a lawyer  
   7.09.   Special service on person with a disability  
   7.10.   Special service on a prisoner  
   7.11.   Special service on a corporation  

   PART 7.3----ORDINARY SERVICE

   7.12.   Ordinary service  

   PART 7.4----PROOF OF SERVICE

   7.13.   Proof of service  
   7.14.   Proof of special service  
   7.15.   Evidence of identity  

   PART 7.5----OTHER MATTERS ABOUT SERVICE

   7.16.   Service by electronic communication  
   7.17.   When service is taken to have been carried out  
   7.18.   Service with conditions or dispensing with service  

   PART 7.6----SERVICE IN NON-CONVENTION COUNTRY

   7.19.   Service in non-convention country  
   7.20.   Proof of service in non-convention country  
            

CHAPTER 8--Right to be heard and address for service
            

   PART 8.1----RIGHT TO BE HEARD AND REPRESENTATION

   8.01.   Right to be heard and representation  
   8.02.   Independent children's lawyer  
   8.03.   Lawyer--conflicting interests  
   8.04.   Lawyer--ceasing to act  

   PART 8.2----ADDRESS FOR SERVICE

   8.05.   Address for service  
   8.06.   Change of address for service  
            

CHAPTER 9--Response and reply
            

   PART 9.1----RESPONSE TO AN INITIATING APPLICATION (FAMILY LAW)

   9.01.   Response to an Initiating Application (Family Law)  
   9.02.   Filing an affidavit with Response to Initiating Application (Family Law)  
   9.03.   Response objecting to jurisdiction  

   PART 9.2----REPLY TO RESPONSE TO AN INITIATING APPLICATION (FAMILY LAW)

   9.04.   Applicant reply to Response to an Initiating Application (Family Law) (Reply)  
   9.04A.  Additional party reply to Response to an Initiating Application (Family Law), (Reply)  

   PART 9.3----RESPONSE TO APPLICATION IN A CASE

   9.05.   Response to Application in a Case  
   9.06.   Affidavit to be filed with Response to an Application in a Case  
   9.07.   Affidavit in reply to Response to an Application in a Case  

   PART 9.4----FILING AND SERVICE

   9.08.   Time for filing and service of response or reply  
            

CHAPTER 10--Ending a case without a trial
            

   PART 10.1----OFFERS TO SETTLE

           Division 10.1.1--General

   10.01.  How to make an offer  
   10.02.  Open and 'without prejudice' offer  
   10.03.  How to withdraw an offer  
   10.04.  How to accept an offer  
   10.05.  Counter-offer  

           Division 10.1.2--Offer to settle--property cases

   10.06.  Compulsory offer to settle  
   10.07.  Withdrawal of offer  

   PART 10.2----DISCONTINUING A CASE

   10.10.  Definition  
   10.11.  Discontinuing a case  

   PART 10.3----SUMMARY ORDERS AND SEPARATE DECISIONS

   10.12.  Application for summary orders  
   10.13.  Application for separate decision  
   10.14.  What the court may order under this Part  

   PART 10.4----CONSENT ORDERS

   10.15.  How to apply for a consent order  
   10.15A. Consent parenting orders and allegations of abuse or family violence  
   10.16.  Notice to superannuation trustee  
   10.17.  Dealing with a consent order  
   10.18.  Lapsing of respondent's consent  
            

CHAPTER 11--Case management
            

   PART 11.1----COURT'S POWERS OF CASE MANAGEMENT

   11.01.  General powers  
   11.02.  Failure to comply with a legislative provision or order  
   11.03.  Relief from orders  
   11.04.  Certificate of vexatious proceedings order  
   11.05.  Application for leave to institute proceedings after vexatious proceedings order made  
   11.06.  Dismissal for want of prosecution  

   PART 11.2----LIMITING ISSUES

           Division 11.2.1--Admissions

   11.07.  Request to admit  
   11.08.  Notice disputing fact or document  
   11.09.  Withdrawing admission  

           Division 11.2.2--Amendment

   11.10.  Amendment by a party or court order  
   11.11.  Time limit for amendment  
   11.12.  Amending a document  
   11.13.  Response to amended document  
   11.14.  Disallowance of amendment  

   PART 11.3----VENUE

           Division 11.3.1--Open court and chambers

   11.16.  Venue for proceedings  

           Division 11.3.2--Transferring a case

   11.17.  Transfer to another court or registry  
   11.18.  Factors to be considered for transfer  

           Division 11.3.3--Transfer of court file

   11.20.  Transfer between courts  
            

CHAPTER 12--Court events--Registrar managed
            

   PART 12.1----APPLICATION OF CHAPTER 12

   12.01.  Application of Chapter 12  

   PART 12.2----SPECIFIC COURT EVENTS

   12.02.  Property case--exchange of documents before first court date  
   12.03.  Case assessment conference  
   12.04.  Initial procedural hearing in a parenting case  
   12.05.  Property case--exchange of documents before conciliation conference  
   12.06.  Financial questionnaire and balance sheet  
   12.07.  Conduct of a conciliation conference  
   12.08.  Procedural hearing in a financial case  
   12.09.  Procedural hearing after the Child Responsive Program  
   12.10.  Procedural hearing where the application includes both a financial case and a parenting case  
   12.10A. Expedition  

   PART 12.4----ATTENDANCE AT COURT EVENTS

   12.11.  Party's attendance  
   12.12.  Attendance by electronic communication  
   12.13.  Failure to attend court events  

   PART 12.5----ADJOURNMENT AND POSTPONEMENT OF COURT EVENTS

   12.14.  Administrative postponement of conferences or procedural hearings  
            

CHAPTER 13--Disclosure
            

   PART 13.1----DISCLOSURE BETWEEN PARTIES

           Division 13.1.1--General duty of disclosure

   13.01.  General duty of disclosure  

           Division 13.1.2--Duty of disclosure--financial cases

   13.02.  Purpose of Division 13.1.2  
   13.03.  Definition  
   13.04.  Full and frank disclosure  
   13.05.  Financial statement  
   13.06.  Amendment of Financial Statement  

   PART 13.2----DUTY OF DISCLOSURE--DOCUMENTS

           Division 13.2.1--Disclosure of documents--all cases

   13.07.  Duty of disclosure--documents  
   13.07A. Use of documents  
   13.08.  Inspection of documents  
   13.09.  Production of original documents  
   13.10.  Disclosure by inspection of documents  
   13.11.  Costs for inspection  
   13.12.  Documents that need not be produced  
   13.13.  Objection to production  
   13.14.  Consequence of non-disclosure  
   13.15.  Undertaking by party  
   13.16.  Time for filing undertaking  

           Division 13.2.2--Disclosure of documents--certain applications

   13.17.  Application of Division 13.2.2  
   13.18.  Party may seek order about disclosure  

           Division 13.2.3--Disclosure of documents--Initiating Applications (Family Law)

   13.19.  Application of Division 13.2.3  
   13.20.  Disclosure by service of a list of documents  
   13.21.  Disclosure by inspection of documents  
   13.22.  Application for order for disclosure  
   13.23.  Costs of compliance  
   13.24.  Electronic disclosure  

   PART 13.3----ANSWERS TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

   13.25.  Application of Part 13.3  
   13.26.  Service of specific questions  
   13.27.  Answering specific questions  
   13.28.  Orders in relation to specific questions  

   PART 13.4----INFORMATION FROM NON-PARTIES

           Division 13.4.1--Employment information

   13.29.  Purpose of Division 13.4.1  
   13.30.  Employment information  
            

CHAPTER 14--Property orders
            

   14.01.  Orders about property  
   14.02.  Service of application  
   14.03.  Inspection  
   14.04.  Application for Anton Piller order  
   14.05.  Application for Mareva order  
   14.06.  Notice to superannuation trustee  
   14.07.  Notice about intervention under Part VIII or VIIIAB of Act  
            

CHAPTER 15--Evidence
            

   15.01.  Definition  

   PART 15.1----CHILDREN

   15.02.  Restriction on child's evidence  
   15.04.  Family reports  

   PART 15.2----AFFIDAVITS

   15.05.  No general right to file affidavits  
   15.06.  Reliance on affidavits  
   15.08.  Form of affidavit  
   15.09.  Making an affidavit  
   15.10.  Affidavit of illiterate or blind person etc  
   15.12.  Documents attached  
   15.13.  Striking out objectionable material  
   15.14.  Notice to attend for cross-examination  
   15.15.  Deponent's attendance and expenses  

   PART 15.3----SUBPOENAS

           Division 15.3.1--General

   15.16.  Interpretation  
   15.17.  Issuing a subpoena  
   15.18.  Subpoena not to issue in certain circumstances  
   15.20.  Amendment of subpoena  
   15.21.  Subpoenas to produce documents  
   15.22.  Service  
   15.23.  Conduct money and witness fees  
   15.24.  When compliance is not required  
   15.25.  Discharge of subpoena obligation  
   15.26.  Objection to subpoena  

           Division 15.3.2--Production of documents and access by parties

   15.27.  Application of Division 15.3.2  
   15.29.  Compliance with subpoena  
   15.30.  Right to inspect and copy documents  
   15.31.  Objections relating to production of documents  
   15.32.  Court permission to inspect documents  
   15.34.  Production of document from another court  
   15.35.  Return of documents produced  

           Division 15.3.3--Non-compliance with subpoena

   15.36.  Non-compliance with subpoena  

   PART 15.4----ASSESSORS

   15.37.  Application of Part 15.4  
   15.38.  Appointing an assessor  
   15.39.  Assessor's report  
   15.40.  Remuneration of assessor  

   PART 15.5----EXPERT EVIDENCE

           Division 15.5.1--General

   15.41.  Application of Part 15.5  
   15.42.  Purpose of Part 15.5  
   15.43.  Definition  

           Division 15.5.2--Single expert witness

   15.44.  Appointment of single expert witness by parties  
   15.45.  Order for single expert witness  
   15.46.  Orders the court may make  
   15.47.  Single expert witness's fees and expenses  
   15.48.  Single expert witness's report  
   15.49.  Appointing another expert witness  
   15.50.  Cross-examination of single expert witness  

           Division 15.5.3--Permission for expert's evidence

   15.51.  Permission for expert's reports and evidence  
   15.52.  Application for permission for expert witness  

           Division 15.5.4--Instructions and disclosure of expert's report

   15.53.  Application of Division 15.5.4  
   15.54.  Instructions to expert witness  
   15.55.  Mandatory disclosure of expert's report  
   15.56.  Provision of information about fees  
   15.57.  Application for provision of information  
   15.58.  Failure to disclose report  

           Division 15.5.5--Expert witness's duties and rights

   15.59.  Expert witness's duty to the court  
   15.60.  Expert witness's right to seek orders  
   15.61.  Expert witness's evidence in chief  
   15.62.  Form of expert's report  
   15.63.  Contents of expert's report  
   15.64.  Consequences of non-compliance  

           Division 15.5.6--Clarification of single expert witness reports

   15.64A. Purpose  
   15.64B. Conference  
   15.65.  Questions to single expert witness  
   15.66.  Single expert witness's answers  
   15.67.  Single expert witness's costs  
   15.67A. Application for directions  

           Division 15.5.7--Evidence from 2 or more expert witnesses

   15.68.  Application of Division 15.5.7  
   15.69.  Conference of expert witnesses  
   15.70.  Conduct of trial with expert witnesses  

   PART 15.6----OTHER MATTERS ABOUT EVIDENCE

   15.71.  Court may call evidence  
   15.72.  Order for examination of witness  
   15.73.  Letters of request  
   15.74.  Hearsay evidence--notice under section 67 of the Evidence Act 1995  
   15.75.  Transcript receivable in evidence  
   15.76.  Notice to produce  
   15.77.  Parenting questionnaire  
            

CHAPTER 16--Court events--Judge managed
            

   PART 16.1----PRELIMINARY

   16.01.  Application  
   16.02.  Compliance check  
   16.03.  Vacating dates that are Judge managed  

   PART 16.2----PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE JUDGE--GENERAL

   16.04.  Trial management  
   16.05.  Attendance, submissions and evidence by electronic communication  
   16.06.  Foreign evidence by electronic communication  
   16.07.  Parties' participation  

   PART 16.3----PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE JUDGE--PARENTING AND FINANCIAL CASES

   16.08.  Trial management hearing  
   16.09.  Further days before the Judge  
   16.10.  The trial  
            

CHAPTER 16A--Division 12A of Part VII of the Act
            

   PART 16A.1----CONSENT FOR DIVISION 12A OF PART VII OF THE ACT TO APPLY TO A CASE

   16A.01. Definition  
   16A.02. Application of Part 16A.1  
   16A.03. Consent for Division 12A of Part VII of the Act to apply  
   16A.04. Application for Division 12A of Part VII of the Act to apply for case commenced by application before 1 July 2006  

   PART 16A.2----TRIALS OF CERTAIN CASES TO WHICH DIVISION 12A OF PART VII OF THE ACT APPLIES

   16A.05. Definitions  
   16A.06. Application  
   16A.10. Parties to be sworn etc  
            

CHAPTER 17--Orders
            

   17.01.  When an order is made  
   17.01A. When must an order be entered  
   17.01B. Entry of orders  
   17.02.  Varying or setting aside orders  
   17.02A. Varying or setting aside reasons for judgment  
   17.03.  Rate of interest  
   17.04.  Order for payment of money  
   17.05.  Order for payment of fine  
            

CHAPTER 18--Powers of Judicial Registrars, Registrars and Deputy Registrars
            

   PART 18.1----DELEGATION OF POWERS TO JUDICIAL REGISTRARS AND REGISTRARS

           Division 18.1.1--General

   18.01A. Definitions  
   18.01.  Exercise of powers and functions  

           Division 18.1.2--Delegation to Judicial Registrars

   18.02.  Delegation of powers to Judicial Registrars  
   18.03.  Property value exceeding limit--power to determine case  

           Division 18.1.3--Delegation of powers to Registrars and Deputy Registrars

   18.04.  Application of Division 18.1.3  
   18.05.  Registrars  
   18.06.  Deputy Registrars  

   PART 18.2----REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   18.07.  Application of Part 18.2  
   18.08.  Review of order or decision  
   18.09.  Stay  
   18.10.  Power of court on review  
            

CHAPTER 19--Party
            

   PART 19.1----GENERAL

   19.01.  Application of Chapter 19  
   19.02.  Interest on outstanding costs  

   PART 19.2----OBLIGATIONS OF A LAWYER ABOUT COSTS

   19.03.  Duty to inform about costs  
   19.04.  Notification of costs  

   PART 19.3----SECURITY FOR COSTS

   19.05.  Application for security for costs  
   19.06.  Order for security for costs  
   19.07.  Finalising security  

   PART 19.4----COSTS ORDERS

   19.08.  Order for costs  
   19.09.  Costs order for cases in other courts  
   19.10.  Costs orders against lawyers  
   19.11.  Notice of costs order  

   PART 19.5----CALCULATION OF COSTS

   19.18.  Method of calculation of costs  
   19.19.  Maximum amount of party/party costs recoverable  

   PART 19.6----CLAIMING AND DISPUTING COSTS

           Division 19.6.1--Itemised costs account

   19.20.  Request for itemised costs account  
   19.21.  Service of lawyer's itemised costs account  
   19.22.  Lawyer's itemised costs account  
   19.23.  Disputing itemised costs account  
   19.24.  Assessment of disputed costs  
   19.25.  Amendment of itemised costs account and Notice Disputing Itemised Costs Account  

           Division 19.6.2--Assessment process

   19.26.  Fixing date for first court event  
   19.27.  Notification of hearing  
   19.28.  Settlement conference  
   19.29.  Preliminary assessment  
   19.30.  Objection to preliminary assessment amount  
   19.31.  If no objection to preliminary assessment  
   19.32.  Assessment hearing  
   19.33.  Powers of Registrars  
   19.34.  Assessment principles  
   19.35.  Allowance for matters not specified  
   19.36.  Neglect or delay before Registrar  
   19.37.  Costs assessment order--costs account not disputed  
   19.38.  Setting aside a costs assessment order  

   PART 19.7----SPECIFIC COSTS MATTERS

   19.40.  Costs in court of summary jurisdiction  
   19.41.  Charge for each page  
   19.42.  Proportion of costs  
   19.43.  Costs for reading  
   19.44.  Postage within Australia  
   19.45.  Waiting and travelling time  
   19.46.  Agent's fees  
   19.49.  Costs of cases not started together  
   19.50.  Certificate as to counsel  
   19.51.  Lawyer as counsel--party and party costs  
   19.52.  Lawyer as counsel--assessment of fees  

   PART 19.8----REVIEW OF ASSESSMENT

   19.54.  Application for review  
   19.55.  Time for filing an application for review  
   19.56.  Hearing of application  
            

CHAPTER 20--Enforcement of financial orders and obligations
            

   PART 20.1----GENERAL

   20.01.  Enforceable obligations  
   20.02.  When an agreement may be enforced  
   20.03.  When a child support liability may be enforced  
   20.04.  Who may enforce an obligation  
   20.05.  Enforcing an obligation to pay money  
   20.06.  Affidavit to be filed for enforcement order  
   20.07.  General enforcement powers of court  
   20.08.  Enforcement order  
   20.09.  Discharging, suspending or varying enforcement order  

   PART 20.2----INFORMATION FOR AIDING ENFORCEMENT

           Division 20.2.1--Processes for aiding enforcement

   20.10.  Processes for obtaining financial information  

           Division 20.2.2--Enforcement hearings

   20.11.  Enforcement hearing  
   20.12.  Obligations of payer  
   20.13.  Subpoena of witness  
   20.14.  Failure concerning Financial Statement or enforcement hearing  

   PART 20.3----ENFORCEMENT WARRANTS

           Division 20.3.1--General

   20.15.  Definitions  
   20.16.  Request for Enforcement Warrant  
   20.17.  Period during which Enforcement Warrant is in force  
   20.18.  Enforcement officer's responsibilities  
   20.19.  Directions for enforcement  
   20.20.  Effect of Enforcement Warrant  
   20.21.  Advertising before sale  
   20.21A. Sale of property at reasonable price  
   20.21B. Conditions of sale of property  
   20.22.  Result of sale of property under Enforcement Warrant  
   20.23.  Payee's responsibilities  
   20.24.  Orders for real property  

           Division 20.3.2--Claims by person affected by an Enforcement Warrant

   20.25.  Notice of claim  
   20.26.  Payee to admit or dispute claim  
   20.27.  Admitting claim  
   20.28.  Denial or no response to claim  
   20.29.  Hearing of application  

   PART 20.4----THIRD PARTY DEBT NOTICE

   20.30.  Application of Part 20.4  
   20.31.  Money deposited in a financial institution  
   20.32.  Request for Third Party Debt Notice  
   20.33.  Service of Third Party Debt Notice  
   20.34.  Effect of Third Party Debt Notice--general  
   20.35.  Employer's obligations  
   20.36.  Duration of Third Party Debt Notice  
   20.37.  Response to Third Party Debt Notice  
   20.38.  Discharge of Third Party Debt Notice  
   20.39.  Claim by affected person  
   20.40.  Cessation of employment  
   20.41.  Compliance with Third Party Debt Notice  

   PART 20.5----SEQUESTRATION OF PROPERTY

   20.42.  Application for sequestration of property  
   20.43.  Order for sequestration  
   20.44.  Order relating to sequestration  
   20.45.  Procedural orders for sequestration  

   PART 20.6----RECEIVERSHIP

   20.46.  Application for appointment of receiver  
   20.47.  Appointment and powers of receiver  
   20.48.  Security  
   20.49.  Accounts  
   20.50.  Objection to accounts  
   20.51.  Removal of receiver  
   20.52.  Compliance with orders and Rules  

   PART 20.7----ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS OTHER THAN AN OBLIGATION TO PAY MONEY

   20.53.  Application for other enforcement orders  
   20.54.  Warrant for possession of real property  
   20.55.  Warrant for delivery  
   20.56.  Warrant for seizure and detention of property  

   PART 20.8----OTHER PROVISIONS ABOUT ENFORCEMENT

   20.57.  Service of order  
   20.58.  Certificate for payments under maintenance order  
   20.59.  Enforcement by or against a non-party  
   20.60.  Powers of enforcement officer  
            

CHAPTER 21--Enforcement of parenting orders, contravention of orders and contempt
            

   PART 21.1----APPLICATIONS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF ORDERS, CONTRAVENTION OF ORDERS AND CONTEMPT OF COURT

   21.01.  Application of Part 21.1  
   21.02.  How to apply for an order  
   21.03.  Application made or continued by Marshal  
   21.04.  Contempt in the court room  
   21.05.  Fixing of hearing date  
   21.06.  Response to an application  
   21.07.  Failure of respondent to attend  
   21.08.  Procedure at hearing  

   PART 21.2----PARENTING ORDERS--COMPLIANCE

   21.09.  Duties of program provider  
   21.10.  Relisting for hearing  

   PART 21.3----LOCATION AND RECOVERY ORDERS

   21.11.  Application of Part 21.3  
   21.12.  Application for order under Part 21.3  
   21.13.  Fixing of hearing date  
   21.14.  Service of recovery order  
   21.15.  Application for directions for execution of recovery order  

   PART 21.4----WARRANTS FOR ARREST

   21.16.  Application for warrant  
   21.17.  Execution of warrant  
   21.18.  Duration of warrant  
   21.19.  Procedure after arrest  
   21.20.  Application for release or setting aside warrant  
            

CHAPTER 22--Appeals
            

   PART 22.1----INTRODUCTION

   22.01.  Application of Chapter 22  

   PART 22.2----STARTING AN APPEAL

   22.02.  Starting an appeal  
   22.03.  Time for appeal  
   22.04.  Parties to an appeal  
   22.05.  Service  
   22.06.  Notice about appeal to other courts  
   22.07.  Cross-appeal  
   22.08.  Time for cross-appeal  
   22.09.  Amendment of Notice of Appeal  
   22.10.  Documents filed in a current appeal  
   22.11.  Stay  
   22.12.  Application for leave to appeal  
   22.13.  Filing draft index to appeal books  

   PART 22.3----APPEAL TO FULL COURT

   22.14.  Application of Part 22.3  
   22.15.  Procedural hearing  
   22.16.  Attendance at first procedural hearing  
   22.17.  Orders to be made at procedural hearing  
   22.18.  Preparation of appeal books  
   22.19.  Contents of appeal books  
   22.20.  Form of appeal books  
   22.21.  Failure to file appeal books by due date  
   22.22.  Summary of argument and list of authorities  

   PART 22.4----APPEAL FROM FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OR A FAMILY LAW MAGISTRATE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA HEARD BY SINGLE JUDGE

   22.23.  Application of Part 22.4  
   22.24.  Procedural hearing  
   22.25.  Attendance at procedural hearing  
   22.26.  Procedural orders for conduct of appeal  
   22.27.  Documents for appeal hearing if appeal book not required  

   PART 22.5----APPEAL FROM COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN A FAMILY LAW MAGISTRATE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

   22.28.  Application of Part 22.5  
   22.29.  Fixing of hearing date  

   PART 22.6----POWERS OF APPEAL COURTS AND CONDUCT OF APPEAL

   22.30.  Non-attendance by party  
   22.31.  Attendance by electronic communication  
   22.32.  Attendance of party in prison  
   22.34.  Subpoenas  

   PART 22.7----APPLICATIONS IN RELATION TO APPEALS

           Division 22.7.1--How to make an application

   22.35.  Application of Part 22.7  
   22.36.  Application in relation to appeal  
   22.37.  Hearing date for application  
   22.38.  Decision without an oral hearing  

           Division 22.7.2--Specific applications relating to appeals

   22.39.  Further evidence on appeal  
   22.40.  Review of Regional Appeal Registrar's order  

   PART 22.8----CONCLUDING AN APPEAL, AN APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL OR AN APPLICATION IN RELATION TO AN APPEAL

   22.41.  Consent orders on appeal  
   22.42.  Discontinuance of appeal or application  
   22.43.  Abandoning an appeal  
   22.44.  Application for reinstatement of appeal  
   22.45.  Dismissal of appeal and applications for non-compliance or delay  

   PART 22.9----CASE STATED

   22.46.  Application of Part 22.9  
   22.47.  Case stated  
   22.48.  Objection to draft case stated  
   22.49.  Settlement and signing  
   22.50.  Filing of copies of case stated  
   22.51.  Fixing of hearing date  
   22.52.  Summary of argument and list of authorities  

   PART 22.10----COSTS ORDERS

   22.53.  Order for costs  
            

CHAPTER 23--Registration of documents
            

   PART 23.1----REGISTRATION OF AGREEMENTS, ORDERS AND CHILD SUPPORT DEBTS

   23.01.  Registration of agreements  
   23.01A. Registration of State child orders under section 70C or 70D of the Act  
   23.01B. Registration of de facto maintenance orders under section 90SI of the Act  
   23.02.  Registration of debt due to the Commonwealth under child support legislation  

   PART 23.2----PARENTING PLANS

   23.03.  Requirements for registration of an agreement revoking a registered parenting plan  
   23.04.  Court may require service or additional information  
   23.05.  Application may be dealt with in chambers  
            

CHAPTER 24--Documents, filing, registry
            

   PART 24.1----REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCUMENTS

   24.01.  General requirements  
   24.02.  Corporation as a party  
   24.03.  Change of name of party  
   24.04.  Forms  

   PART 24.2----FILING DOCUMENTS

   24.05.  How a document is filed  
   24.06.  Filing a document by facsimile  
   24.07.  Filing by e-mail and Internet  
   24.09.  Documents filed during a case  
   24.10.  Rejection of documents  
   24.11.  Filing a notice of payment into court  

   PART 24.3----REGISTRY RECORDS

   24.12.  Removal of document from registry  
   24.13.  Searching court record and copying documents  
   24.14.  Exhibits  
            

CHAPTER 25--Applications under the Corporations Act 2001 and the Corporations
            

   25.01.  Application of Chapter 25  
   25.02.  Application of Corporations Rules  
   25.03.  Modification of Corporations Rules  
   25.04.  Application under Corporations Act 2001 or Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006  
   25.05.  Transfer of cases under Corporations Act 2001 or Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006  
   25.06.  Fixing a date for hearing  
            

CHAPTER 26--Cases to which the Bankruptcy Act 1966 applies
            

   PART 26.1----INTRODUCTION

   26.01.  Application of Chapter 26  
   26.02.  Expressions used in the Bankruptcy Act  

   PART 26.2----GENERAL

   26.04.  Bankruptcy Application and Bankruptcy Application in a Case  
   26.05.  Leave to be heard  
   26.06.  Appearance at application or examination  
   26.07.  Opposition to Bankruptcy Application or a Bankruptcy Application in a Case  

   PART 26.3----EXAMINATIONS

           Division 26.3.1--Interpretation

   26.08.  Definition for Part 26.3  

           Division 26.3.2--Examination of relevant person

   26.09.  Application for summons (Bankruptcy Act s 81)  
   26.10.  Hearing of application  
   26.11.  Requirements of summons  
   26.12.  Service of summons  
   26.13.  Failure to attend examination  
   26.14.  Application for discharge of summons  

           Division 26.3.3--Examination of examinable person

   26.15.  Application for summons (Bankruptcy Act s 81)  
   26.16.  Hearing of application  
   26.17.  Requirements of summons  
   26.18.  Service of summons  
   26.19.  Application for discharge of summons  
   26.20.  Conduct money and witnesses expenses  

   PART 26.4----ANNULMENT OF BANKRUPTCY

   26.21.  Application of Part 26.4  
   26.22.  Requirements of application  
   26.23.  Notice to creditors  
   26.24.  Procedural hearing--report by trustee  
   26.25.  Service of annulment order  

   PART 26.5----TRUSTEES

   26.26.  Objection to appointment of trustee (Bankruptcy Act s 157(6))  
   26.27.  Resignation or release of trustee (Bankruptcy Act ss 180 and 183)  

   PART 26.6----WARRANTS

   26.28.  Arrest of bankrupt(Bankruptcy Act s 78)  
   26.29.  Apprehension of person failing to attend Court (Bankruptcy Act s 264B(1))  

   PART 26.7----COSTS

   26.30.  Order for costs  
   26.31.  Application of Part 40 of Federal Court Rules 2011  
            

CHAPTER 26A--Cases to which the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 applies
            

   26A.01. Application of Division 34.4 of the Federal Court Rules 2011  
   26A.02. Modification of the Federal Court Rules 2011  
   26A.03. Service of subpoena  
            

CHAPTER 26B--Arbitration
            

   PART 26B.1----DISCLOSURE RELATING TO ARBITRATION

   26B.01. General duty of disclosure  
   26B.02. Duty of disclosure--documents  
   26B.03. Use of documents  
   26B.04. Party may require production of documents  
   26B.05. Documents that need not be produced  
   26B.06. Objection to production  
   26B.07. Disclosure by giving a list of documents  
   26B.08. Disclosure by inspection of documents  
   26B.09. Applications for orders relating to disclosure  
   26B.10. Costs of compliance  
   26B.11. Electronic disclosure  

   PART 26B.2----SUBPOENAS

           Division 26B.2.1--General

   26B.12. Application of this Part  
   26B.13. Interpretation  
   26B.14. Issuing a subpoena  
   26B.15. Subpoena not to issue in certain circumstances  
   26B.16. Amendment of subpoena  
   26B.17. Service  
   26B.18. Conduct money and witness fees  
   26B.19. When compliance is not required  
   26B.20. Duration of subpoena  
   26B.21. Objection to subpoena  

           Division 26B.2.2--Production of documents and access by parties

   26B.22. Application of Division 26B.2.2  
   26B.23. Compliance with subpoena  
   26B.24. Right to inspect and copy documents  
   26B.25. Objections relating to production of documents  
   26B.26. Court permission to inspect documents  
   26B.27. Production of document from a court  
   26B.28. Return or destruction of documents produced  

           Division 26B.2.3--Non-compliance with subpoena

   26B.29. Non-compliance with subpoena  

   PART 26B.3----OTHER RULES RELATING TO ARBITRATION

   26B.30. Referral of question of law by an arbitrator  
   26B.31. Referral of other matters to the court by the arbitrator  
   26B.32. Informing the court about awards made in arbitration  
   26B.33. Registration of awards made in arbitration  
   26B.34. Response to applications in relation to arbitration  
   26B.35. Arbitrator to notify court when certain arbitrations end  
            

CHAPTER 27--Transitional provisions
            

   PART 27.1----TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE FAMILY LAW AMENDMENT (2016 MEASURES NO. 1) RULES 2016

   27.01.  Application of amendments relating to subpoenas  
   27.02.  Application of Schedule 3 (itemised scale of costs)  
           SCHEDULE 1 Pre-action procedures
           SCHEDULE 2 Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk of Family Violence
           SCHEDULE 3 Itemised scale of costs
           SCHEDULE 4Schedule 4--Conduct money and witness fees
           SCHEDULE 5 Experts' Conferences--Guidelines for expert witnesses and those instructing them in cases in the Family Court of Australia
           SCHEDULE 6 Costs--rules before 1 July 2008
           SCHEDULE 7 Rules for vexatious proceedings immediately before the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2012


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