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Alan Weiss

25th March, 2020

Alan Weiss developed aussiedivorce.com.au after he experienced himself how devastating divorce proceedings can be. I witnessed firsthand my own future security, and that of my familys, being destroyed by acrimonious and costly divorce litigation. I created aussiedivorce.com.au to help people avoid an experience like this and lose thousands of dollars. Instead the aussiedivorce.com.au system will assist them in getting on with their lives.

Initiating application 

The courts divide their forms into interim and final orders. Interim orders are temporary orders.They apply until the court makes a final decision or the case is sorted out by agreement. You need to say on the application form if you want interim and final orders, or just one or the other.

Forms
The ‘Initiating application’ form and the ‘Response to an initiating application’ form are used for both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.

In the Family Court you can also use the ‘Application for final orders’ and ‘Response to an application for final orders’ which do the same as the ‘Initiating application’ forms.You can use the ‘Initiating application’ form for both interim orders and final orders.

You need to fill out both areas in the form, asking for the orders you seek. In the Family Court you can also use an ‘Application in a case’ and ‘Response to an application in a case to apply and respond to interim orders’. The other forms used in each court are generally similar. Court forms can change. Forms in alphabetical order

Response to an Initiating Application

If you are served (given) an application from your ex-partner or the other party in the dispute, you can choose to disagree with some or all of the orders the other person has asked for and apply for different orders.

You can do this by filing a Response.

  • Agree to the orders the other person has asked for. In this case, you, sign a consent order and file a ‘Notice of address for service’.
  • Do nothing and allow the court to decide if it will grant orders in favour of the applicant.Do not ignore any application if you do not want those orders made. The applicant may get those orders against you if you do not take part in the court case.

Forms
The ‘Initiating application’ form and the ‘Response to an initiating application’ form are used for both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.

In the Family Court you can also use the ‘Application for final orders’ and ‘Response to an application for final orders’ which do the same as the ‘Initiating application’ forms.You can use the ‘Initiating application’ form for both interim orders and final orders.

You need to fill out both areas in the form, asking for the orders you seek. In the Family Court you can also use an ‘Application in a case’ and ‘Response to an application in a case to apply and respond to interim orders’. The other forms used in each court are generally similar. Court forms can change.

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