forms used by the family court and the federal circuit court
The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court basically use the same forms in their proceedings. If the forms are different the Federal Circuit Court sometimes allow Family Court forms if these are in consonance with the former’s rules. Parties must ensure that they are using the correct and updated forms used by the court from which they are seeking relief. Current forms may be downloaded at the website of the family courts and inquiries may be made by calling 1300 352 000.
The forms for Initiating Application and Response to an Initiating Application are the same for both Family Court and Federal Circuit Court . In the Family Court, a party may use the Application for Final Orders and Response to an Application for Final Orders which basically does the same as the Initiating Application Form. The Initiating Application Form may be used to petition for both interim and final orders.
Other forms available at the Family Court are the Application in a Case and Response to an Application in a Case to Apply and Respond to Interim Orders.
Disclaimer : This article provides basic information only and is not a substitute for a professional or legal advice. It is prudent to obtain legal advice from a family lawyer.