That the application for interim orders filed the [child/children] be heard urgently and
that all times for service be abridged.
These Guidelines have been endorsed by the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, and also by the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia
Sometimes in family law cases the court will ask Victoria Legal Aid to appoint an independent children’s lawyer. This is what used to be called the child representative. This lawyer helps the court decide what arrangements are in the best interests of the child or children. The court can make an order allowing the lawyer to find out the child’s views.