Tuesday, 17 July 2007

FMC Practice Direction

The Federal Magistrates Court has issued practice direction No 2 of 2007:

Applicants wishing to apply for an order under Part VII of the Family Law Act 1975, will be required to provide a certificate from a registered family dispute resolution practitioner, unless there is an exception to this requirement under section 60I(5) or (9).

Practice Direction No 2 of 2007 'Family Dispute Resolution - applications for orders under Part VII Family Law Act 1975' outlines the procedural requirements for applications who seek to file an application for an order under Part VII of the Family Law Act 1975 in the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia.

This Practice Direction takes effect from 1 July 2007.

Practice Direction No 2 of 2007, 22 June 2007, issued by the Chief Federal Magistrate.

Please note: If the requirements set out in the Practice Direction are not met, the Court may not be able to deal with the application, may take the failure to meet the requirements into account in deciding costs and/or you may be ordered to attend family dispute resolution.

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