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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 6.03

Adding a party

             (2)  A party may add another party after a case has started by amending the application or response to add the name of the party.

             (3)  A party who relies on subrule (2) must:

                     (a)  file an affidavit setting out the facts relied on to support the addition of the new party, including a statement of the new party's relationship (if any) to the other parties; and

                     (b)  serve on the new party:

                              (i)  a copy of the application, amended application, response or amended response; and

                             (ii)  the affidavit mentioned in paragraph (a); and

                            (iii)  any other relevant document filed in the case.

Note 1:       For amendment of an application, see Division 11.2.2.

Note 2:       If a Form is amended after the first court date, the Registry Manager will set a date for a further procedural hearing (see subrule 11.10(3)).

Note 3:       Pre-action procedures must be complied with by all prospective parties under rule 1.05.



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