How to run your family law case

How to run your family law case

June 2015
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About this kit

This free do-it-yourself kit helps you prepare a family law case and represent yourself in court.

It is for people involved in disputes under the Family Law Act 1975 (Commonwealth) about children and property.

It covers information about:

  • alternatives to going to court
  • family violence or child abuse
  • how to apply to a court
  • preparing for a court case involving children or property disputes
  • affidavits
  • disclosure and subpoenas
  • trials and final hearings
  • what happens once an order is made
  • where to get help.

This kit provides information only and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you are involved or may be involved in a court case, get legal advice.

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