That the application for interim orders filed the [child/children] be heard urgently and
that all times for service be abridged.
Affidavit of father seeking final order for equal or substantial time with child
This is a binding child support agreement under section 80C and section 81 of the Act.
When a person comes to the Court in relation to a parenting matter, the Court is asked to decide what is in the best interests of the children.
The Court may order a Family Report to help them make this decision if assessed as appropriate by the Family Consultant and the Judicial Officer (Judge or Magistrate).
A do it yourself kit to help you prepare a family law case and represent yourself in Court.
This kit is for people involved in disputes under the Family Law Act 1975(‘the Act’) about childrenand property.The information about children applies to everyone.
The information about property applies only to people who are or were married. People who are or were in domestic partnerships (de facto or same-sex couples) cannot use the Act to sort out property disputes. The law is changing inthis area. For these cases get legal advice.References are made to the Family Law Act 1975and to the Federal Magistrates Act 1999andthe Rules made under these Acts.
Many people are unable to afford a lawyer to help them to resolve family disputes.
They can be at a disadvantage because the law is complicated and court
processes are sometimes difficult to understand.
This booklet is designed to help those people who do not have a lawyer to
present their cases in the Family Court of Western Australia. It is not a substitute
for competent legal advice, but it is hoped the information provided will make it
easier for you to navigate through the court system.
Judges and Magistrates must always remain impartial and not appear to help one
side of a dispute to the disadvantage of the other. Whilst the Judge or Magistrate
can provide some (very limited) assistance, it is expected that each party who does
not have a lawyer will have tried their best to become familiar with this booklet
before coming to Court.
The Court has received much positive feedback about earlier editions of the
booklet. We would appreciate hearing from you about any way you feel that future
editions might be improved.
All writers begin with a putative reader in mind: for these observations, mine is a young, bright but inexperienced lawyer keen to get into court and to build his or her advocacy skills. This reader knows already how daunting it can be to rise to one’s feet in court and start a case but is still open to ideas. She or he has yet developed no patina or carapace of bad habits. So, while some older lawyers could, with advantage, learn something from these remarks, I am placing my trust in the eagerness of youth.
An appointment has been made to undertake a family assessment on the 28th April 2008 and the 4th May 2008 at Statewide Forensic and Clinical Consulting, Suite 3, 183 Halifax Street, Adelaide (near Hurtle Square, and the corner of Harriett Street).
The report prepared by Ms Sarah Femar: (Psychologist and Regulation7 Family Consultant), as requested by the solicitors acting for the parties.
This factsheet will answer questions you have about the family report.