Drafting Effective Family Law Affidavits and Case Summaries

This paper is designed to assist both newly qualified and experienced practitioners in drafting two of the most important documents used in Family Law proceedings.

The emphasis is on development of practical skills to ensure that both Affidavits and Case Summaries are prepared in a way that clearly and efficiently conveys your client’s case to the Court.

The paper deals with such topics as the effective use of the rules of evidence both to ensure the admissibility of your affidavit evidence and how and when to object to your opponent’s written evidence. Also covered are the most effective methods of the presentation of affidavits, annexures, exhibits, chronologies and lists of assets.