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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 24.06

Filing a document by facsimile

             (1)  A document may be filed by facsimile if:

                     (a)  the matter is urgent;

                     (b)  the total number of pages, including the cover page, is not more than 25; and

                     (c)  it is not practicable to lodge the document in the filing registry in any other way because:

                              (i)  the filing party is unrepresented, and lives more than 20 kilometres from the registry; or

                             (ii)  the filing party is represented by a lawyer whose principal office is more than 20 kilometres from the registry.

             (2)  The document must be:

                     (a)  sent to an approved facsimile number; and

                     (b)  accompanied by:

                              (i)  a letter to the Registry Manager, setting out the facts relied on under subrule (1) for filing the document by facsimile; and

                             (ii)  a cover page in accordance with subrule 7.16(2).

Note:          For service by facsimile and restrictions relating to the number of pages that may be faxed, see rule 7.16.



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