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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 24.10

Rejection of documents

             (1)  A Registrar or judicial officer may reject a document filed or received for filing if the document:

                     (a)  is not in the proper form in accordance with these Rules;

                     (b)  is not executed in the way required by these Rules;

                     (c)  does not otherwise comply with a requirement of these Rules;

                     (d)  is tendered for filing after the time specified in these Rules or an order for filing the document;

                     (e)  on its face, appears to the Registrar to be an abuse of process, frivolous, scandalous or vexatious;

                      (f)  is tendered for filing in connection with a current case in a registry that is not the filing registry (see rules 22.10 and 24.09); or

                     (g)  is sent for filing through the Internet and the person sending the document has not complied with the court's electronic filing procedures.

             (2)  If a judicial officer rejects a document filed or received for filing under subrule (1), the judicial officer may give directions about any step already taken on the document, including a direction about costs.

             (3)  A person may apply for review of a Registrar's decision under subrule (1) or directions given by a judicial officer under subrule (2) by filing an Application in a Case without notice.

Note:          When a document sent for filing by electronic communication through the Internet is rejected, the court may notify each party to the case and each person to whom the document is directed.



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