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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 7.19

Service in non-convention country

             (1)  A person may serve a document on a person in a non-convention country:

                     (a)  in accordance with the law of the non-convention country; or

                     (b)  if the non-convention country permits service of judicial documents through the diplomatic channel--through the diplomatic channel.

             (2)  A person seeking to serve a document in a non-convention country through the diplomatic channel must:

                     (a)  request the Registry Manager, in writing, to arrange service of the document under this Part; and

                     (b)  lodge 2 copies of each document to be served, translated, if necessary, into an official language of that country.

             (3)  If the Registry Manager receives a request under subrule (2), the Registry Manager must:

                     (a)  seal the documents to be served; and

                     (b)  send to the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

                              (i)  the sealed documents; and

                             (ii)  a written request that the documents be sent to the government of the non-convention country for service.



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