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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 70NAF

Standard of proof

             (1)  Subject to subsection (3), the standard of proof to be applied in determining matters in proceedings under this Division is proof on the balance of probabilities.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), that subsection applies to the determination of whether a person who contravened an order under this Act affecting children had a reasonable excuse for the contravention.

             (3)  The court may only make an order under:

                    (aa)  paragraph 70NEB(1)(da); or

                   (ab)  paragraph 70NECA(3)(a); or

                     (a)  paragraph 70NFB(2)(a), (d) or (e); or

                     (b)  paragraph 70NFF(3)(a);

if the court is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the grounds for making the order exist.



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