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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 3.11

Request not to hear case in parties' absence

                   A respondent to an Application for Divorce who objects to the case being heard in the absence of the parties must, at least 7 days before the date fixed for the hearing, file and serve a written notice to that effect.

Note 1:       If a respondent seeks that a case not be heard in the absence of the parties, the court must not determine the case in the absence of the parties (see subsection 98A(1) of the Act).

Note 2:       A notice under this rule must comply with subrule 24.01(1).

   



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