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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 4.03

Response to application

             (1)  A respondent to an application who seeks to do any of the following must file a response in accordance with the approved form:

                     (a)  indicate consent to an order sought by the applicant;

                     (b)  ask the Court to make another order;

                     (c)  ask the Court to dismiss the application;

                     (d)  seek orders in a matter other than the matter set out in the application;

                     (e)  make a cross-claim against the applicant, or another party.

             (2)  A response must precisely and briefly state any orders sought and (if the proceeding is a general federal law proceeding) the basis on which the orders are sought.

             (3)  A response must be filed and served within 28 days of service of the application to which it relates.

Note:          A response to an application for a parenting order, or a response seeking a parenting order, must be accompanied by a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk: see rule 22A.02.



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