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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 22A.04

Amendment of Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk

                   If:

                     (a)  a person who is a party to a proceeding, or an interested person in a proceeding, has filed a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk in the proceeding; and

                     (b)  after filing the notice, the person becomes aware of new facts or circumstances that would require the person to file a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk for the purposes of subsection 67Z(2) or 67ZBA(2) of the Family Law Act in relation to those new facts or circumstances;

the person must file:

                     (c)  a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk setting out those new facts or circumstances; and

                     (d)  an affidavit stating the evidence relied on to support each allegation set out in the notice.

Note 1:       A true copy of a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk that is filed for the purposes of subsection 67Z(2) or 67ZBA(2) of the Family Law Act must be served on the person to whom the allegations relate: see subsections 67Z(2) and 67ZBA(2) of the Family Law Act.

Note 2:       If a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk alleges that a child has been abused or is at risk of being abused, the Registry Manager must notify a prescribed child welfare authority: see subsection 67Z(3) and paragraph 67ZBA(3)(b) of the Family Law Act.



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