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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 16.03

Vacating dates that are Judge managed

             (1)  A party seeking to vacate the first day before the Judge, or any subsequent date when the case has been set down before the Judge, must apply to do so at the earliest possible time before the allocated date.

             (2)  The first day before the Judge or any subsequent date will only be vacated for substantial and significant reason.

             (3)  If final agreement has been reached between the parties, the applicant must:

                     (a)  immediately tell the court in writing after agreement is reached; and

                     (b)  arrange for the case to be finalised by consent order, or discontinuance or dismissal.

Note:    Before the first day before the Judge, the Judge should have available to read:

               *     in a parenting case--the application and response and each parties parenting questionnaire;

               *     in a financial case--the application and response, each parties financial statement, each parties financial questionnaire and the balance sheet; and

               *     any other documents ordered to be filed before the first day before the Judge.

   



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