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Family Law Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2010L02198
  • No longer in force
SLI 2010 No. 238 Rules/Court & Tribunal Rules as made
These Rules amend the Family Law Rules 2004.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 29 Jul 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Sep-2010
Tabled Senate28-Sep-2010
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Family Law Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 238

We, Judges within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975, make the following Rules of Court under that Act.

Dated 22 July 2010

D. BRYANT CJ

J. FAULKS DCJ
J. BARRY J

N. MUSHIN J

C. DAWE J
R. K. BURR J

D. COLLIER J

S. STRICKLAND J

J. STEVENSON J

E. O’REILLY J

G. A .WATTS J

J. RYAN J

P. CRONIN J

P. MURPHY J

S. FOWLER J

S. AUSTIN J.

M. CLEARY J

A. AINSLIE-WALLACE J

W. JOHNSTON J

I. LOUGHNAN J

 

 

 

Judges of the Family Court

of Australia

 

A. M. FILIPPELLO

Principal Registrar

Family Court of Australia

C. MARTIN J

J. CRISFORD J

S. CROOKS J

S. MONCREIF J

 

 

 

Judges of the Family Court

of Western Australia

DAVID MONAGHAN

Principal Registrar
Family Court of Western Australia


1              Name of Rules

                These Rules are the Family Law Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Rules commence on 1 August 2010.

3              Amendment of Family Law Rules 2004

                Schedule 1 amends the Family Law Rules 2004.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(rule 3)

 

[1]           Table 2.2, items 1 and 2

omit

[2]           Table 2.2, item 2B, paragraph (a)

omit

items 2

insert

items 2A

[3]           Table 2.2, item 2B, paragraph (b)

substitute

 

 

   (b)  to satisfy the court for section 90SB of the Act that the relationship is or was registered under a prescribed law  — the certificate of registration; and

[4]           Table 2.2, item 3

substitute

3

Initiating Application (Family Law), or Response to Initiating Application (Family Law), in which financial orders are sought, for example, property settlement, maintenance, child support

a completed Financial Statement (see rule 13.05)

[5]           Table 2.2, items 5 to 8

substitute

5

Initiating Application (Family Law) or Response to an Initiating Application (Family Law) relying on a cross‑vesting law, or seeking an order under Part 4.2:

     ·  for a medical procedure;

     ·  for step‑parent maintenance, if there is consent;

     ·  for nullity of marriage;

     ·  for a declaration as to validity of a marriage or divorce or annulment; or

     ·  relating to a passport

an affidavit (see section 66M of the Act and rules 4.06, 4.09, 4.29 and 4.30)

6

Initiating Application (Family Law) or Response to an Initiating Application (Family Law) in which a child support application or appeal is made

the documents mentioned in rule 4.18 for the application

 

7

Application for interim, procedural, ancillary or other incidental orders in an Initiating Application (Family Law) or Application in Case (other than an application seeking review of a decision of a Registrar or Judicial Registrar)

an affidavit (see rules 5.02 and 9.02)

 

[6]           Table 2.2, item 9, paragraph (a)

substitute

 

 

   (a)  if the orders sought are for a de facto relationship — one of the documents mentioned in this column in item 2B;

[7]           Subrules 2.02 (2) and (3)

omit

[8]           Paragraph 7.04 (2) (c)

omit

[9]           Paragraphs 7.04 (2) (d), (e) and (f)

reletter as paragraphs (c), (d) and (e)

[10]         Rule 10.15A, heading

substitute

10.15A   Consent parenting orders and allegations of abuse or family violence

[11]         Paragraph 10.15A (2) (a)

after

(abuse)

insert

or family violence

[12]         Paragraphs 10.15A (2) (b) and (3) (a) and (b)

after

abuse

insert

or family violence

[13]         Table 11.1, item 2, paragraph (g)

omit

particulars of the reasons why

insert

the basis on which

[14]         Subrule 13.01 (1)

omit

Each

substitute

Subject to subrule (3), each

[15]         After subrule 13.01 (2), including the note

insert

         (3)   This rule does not apply to a respondent in an application alleging contravention or contempt.

[16]         Rule 15.03

omit

[17]         Subparagraph 15.29 (1) (b) (ii)

substitute

                         (ii)    producing copies of the documents attached to an affidavit.

[18]         Subrule 15.29 (2)

omit

The

substitute

For subparagraph (1) (b) (ii), the

[19]         Paragraph 15.29 (2) (c)

substitute

                (c)    verify the attached copies as accurate copies of the original documents mentioned in the subpoena; and

[20]         After subrule 15.29 (3)

insert

         (4)   In this rule:

copy includes:

                (a)    a photocopy; or

               (b)    a PDF copy on a CD-ROM.

[21]         Rule 15.36H

substitute

15.36H   Service of subpoena

                A subpoena must be served in accordance with section 10 of the Evidence and Procedure Act and accompanied by an information sheet in a form approved by the Principal Registrar.

Note 1   Subsection 10 (3) of the Evidence and Procedure Act requires the subpoena to be accompanied by a copy of the order giving leave for service and a notice in the form set out in Schedule 2 to the Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Regulations 1995.

Note 2   Section 11 of the Evidence and Procedure Act requires payment for the reasonable expenses of complying with the subpoena to be paid or tendered at the time of service.

[22]         Rule 15.47, note 1

omit

Note 1

insert

Note

[23]         Rule 15.47, note 2

omit

[24]         Subrule 15.54 (3)

substitute

         (3)   The parties to the agreement must give to the expert a statement of facts, agreed to by the parties to the agreement, on which to base the report.

         (4)   However, if the parties to the agreement do not agree on a statement of facts:

                (a)    unless the court directs otherwise — each of the parties to the agreement must give to the expert a statement of facts on which to base the report; and

               (b)    the court may give directions about the form and content of the statement of facts to be given to the expert.

[25]         Subrule 15.60 (1)

omit

A

insert

Before final orders are made, a

[26]         Rule 17.03

substitute

17.03      Rate of interest

                The prescribed rate at which interest is payable under paragraphs 87 (11) (b) and 90KA (b) and subsection 117B (1) of the Act is:

                (a)    in respect of the period from 1 January to 30 June in any year  — the rate that is 6% above the cash rate last published by the Reserve Bank of Australia before that period commenced; and

               (b)    in respect of the period from 1 July to 31 December in any year  — the rate that is 6% above the cash rate last published by the Reserve Bank of Australia before that period commenced.

Note   For the date from which interest is payable, see paragraphs 87 (11) (b) and 90KA (b) and subsection 117B (1) of the Act.

[27]         Tables 18.1 and 18.2, column 3

omit

[28]         Table 18.2, item 1

omit

[29]         Table 18.2, item 1A

renumber as item 1

[30]         Table 18.2, item 3

after

section 65D

insert

(except an excluded order)

[31]         Tables 18.3 and 18.4, column 3

omit

[32]         Table 18.4, item 9

after

paragraph (f)

insert

and subject to subsection 37A (6)

[33]         Table 18.4, item 11

omit

section 45

insert

subsection 45 (2)

[34]         Table 18.4, item 12

after

section 48

insert

(if the case is undefended)

[35]         Table 18.4, items 16 to 16C

substitute

16

subsection 60I (9)

16A

subsection 60I (10)

16B

subsection 60J (1)

16C

paragraphs 60K (2) (a), (b) and (c) (procedural orders only)

[36]         Table 18.4, items 28 and 29

omit

[37]         Table 18.5, column 3

omit

[38]         Table 18.5, items 19A, 34 and 35

omit

[39]         Table 18.5, item 37

substitute

Chapter 24 (except rule 24.13)

[40]         Subrule 22.13 (2)

substitute

         (2)   The appellant must file a draft index to the appeal book within:

                (a)    28 days after:

                          (i)    filing the Notice of Appeal; or

                         (ii)    the date when the reasons for judgment that relate to the order the subject of the appeal are issued (being the date of the certificate of the Associate to the Judicial Officer that appears on the published reasons for judgment); or

               (b)    if the court extends the period mentioned in paragraph (a) — the period ordered by the court.

[41]         Subrule 22.18 (1)

after

preparing

insert

and filing

[42]         Subrule 22.18 (2)

after

prepare

insert

and file

[43]         Subparagraph 24.05 (1) (a) (iii)

omit

Internet); and

substitute

Internet);

[44]         Paragraph 24.05 (1) (b)

omit

waived.

insert

waived; and

[45]         After paragraph 24.05 (1) (b), before the note

insert

                (c)    the document is accepted in the Registry and is stamped.

[46]         Schedule 3

Item

omit

insert

101

$16.50

$17.00

102

$5.65

$5.80

103

$18.90

$19.50

104

$7.70

$7.95

105

$3.05

$3.15

107

50 cents

67 cents

108

$192.90

$199.10

109

$125.10

$129.10

201

$371–$636

$382.90–$656.35

201

$221.55–$315.90

$228.60–$326

202

$371–$636

$382.90–$656.35

202

$221.55–$315.90

$228.60–$326

203

$371–$2 650

$382.90–$2 734.80

203

$198.20–$928.55

$204.50–$958.25

204

$689–$5 300

$711.05–$5 470

204

$677.35–$1 565.60

$699.00–$1 615.70

205

$1 749–$5 300

$1 805.00–$5 470

205

$1 565.60–$2 301.25

$1 615.70–$2 374.90

206

$371–$636

$382.90–$656.35

206

$221.55–$315.90

$228.65–$326

301

$840.60

$866.90

302

$625.40

$645

303

$788.65

$813.90

304

$590.40

$609

305, 401 and 402

$507.75

$524

[47]         Dictionary, definition of family report

omit

Act (see rule 15.03).

insert

Act.


Note

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