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             (1)  This section provides for bonds that a court may require a person to enter into under paragraph 70NFB(2)(b).

             (2)  A bond is to be for a specified period of up to 2 years.

             (3)  A bond may be:

                     (a)  with or without surety; and

                     (b)  with or without security.

             (4)  The conditions that may be imposed on a person by a bond include (without limitation) conditions that require the person:

                     (a)  to attend an appointment (or a series of appointments) with a family consultant; or

                     (b)  to attend family counselling; or

                     (c)  to attend family dispute resolution; or

                     (d)  to be of good behaviour.

Note:          Before imposing a condition under this subsection, the court must consider seeking the advice of a family consultant about the services appropriate to the person's needs (see section 11E).

             (5)  If a court proposes to require a person to enter into a bond, it must, before making the requirement, explain to the person, in language likely to be readily understood by the person:

                     (a)  the purpose and effect of the proposed requirement; and

                     (b)  the consequences that may follow if the person:

                              (i)  fails to enter into the bond; or

                             (ii)  having entered into the bond--fails to act in accordance with the bond.

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