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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 5.17

Procedure in hearing in absence of parties

             (1)  If the application is to be determined in the absence of the parties, each party must file, at least 2 days before the date fixed for hearing the application:

                     (a)  a list of documents to be read by the court; and

                     (b)  a supporting submission.

             (2)  A supporting submission must:

                     (a)  state the reasons why the orders sought by that party should be made;

                     (b)  refer to any material in a document filed with the application by the page number of the document, and should not repeat the text of that material;

                     (c)  not be more than 5 pages;

                     (d)  have all paragraphs consecutively numbered;

                     (e)  be signed by the party or the lawyer who prepared the submission; and

                      (f)  include the signatory's name, telephone number, facsimile number (if any) and e-mail address (if any) at which the signatory can be contacted.

   



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