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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 25.13

Seeking a hearing in absence of parties

                   If, in an application for a divorce order (other than a case started by a joint application):

                     (a)  no response has been filed; and

                     (b)  at the date fixed for the hearing, there are no children of the marriage within the meaning of subsection 98A(3) of the Family Law Act; and

                     (c)  the applicant has requested that the case be heard in the absence of the parties; and

                     (d)  the respondent has not requested the court not to hear the case in the absence of the parties;

the court may determine the case in the absence of the parties.



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