Unbundled legal services
We are pioneers in providing unbundled family law services, where a lawyer provides legal services for part of your legal matter, gives you more control over your case
and the cost associated with it, and allows you to save costs on those parts you can do yourself. You get the option of only paying for the services you require.
If unbundling is not your thing and you want a legal professional handling your case from start to finish, we offer full family law services at low cost.
Form 1 - Initiating Application
This is the Court’s main application form and is used to inform the Court of the Orders (interim or final) that a person wishes to seek.
Form 1A - Response to Initiating Application
This is the Court’s main response form and is used by a person named as a ‘Respondent’ (in a Form 1) to either oppose the Orders being sought (in a Form 1) or to inform the Court of the Orders (interim or final) that a person wishes to seek.
Form 1B - Reply to Response to Initiating Application
This form is used by a person (applicant) who has filed an Application for Final Orders (Form 1) to which the other party (respondent) has filed a Form 1A seeking orders about a new subject matter; and the applicant wishes to reply to those orders. For example, if the application is about children and the respondent files a Form 1A seeking property orders, this form would be used to respond to the claim for property orders.
Form 2 - Application in a Case
This form is used:
to make an application for procedural orders; or
to make an application for ancillary or incidental orders, for example, an injunction; or
to make an application for interim orders once a case has been started by an Application for Final Orders (Form 1); or
for specified applications under the Family Law Rules 2004, for example, an application for a recovery order.
Form 2A - Response to Application in a Case
This form is used by the respondent/s named in the Application in a Case (Form 2) who wishes to oppose the orders sought or asks the Court to make other orders.
Form 3 - Application for Divorce
This form is used to apply for divorce.
Form 4 - Notice of Child Abuse or Family Violence (or Risk)
This form is to be filed if a person alleges that there is family violence or a risk of family violence and/or that a child has been abused or is at risk of being abused.
Form 7 - Affidavit of Service
This form is completed and filed by a person serving documents after documents have been served to prove the documents have been served.
Form 11 - Application for Consent Orders (excluding Minute of Consent Orders)
This form can be used if you have reached agreement and you want to formalise that agreement and make it binding, you can apply to the Court for Consent Orders. You use this form to obtain Consent Orders about:
the care, welfare and development of your children (known as parenting orders);
the division of property or maintenance for a husband or wife or former husband or wife or defacto spouse or former defacto spouse (known as spouse maintenance).
This form can also be used if you are applying for Consent Orders which vary or discharge existing Family Court orders.
Form 13 - Financial Statement
This form must be filed by a party to a financial case, such as property settlement, maintenance, child support or financial enforcement with the party’s Application or Response
This form is issued by the Court at the request of a party to a case. It compels a person to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial. If a person refuses, or is unable of their own free will, to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial a party may request the Court to issue a subpoena directed to that person.
Form 18 - Application - Contravention
This form is used if you want to seek an order from the Court imposing a punishment or another consequence on a person for the breach of a Court order.
Conciliation Conference Particulars
This is the document that is required to be prepared, filed and served prior to attending a Conciliation Conference as ordered by the Court.
Case Information Affidavit
This is an affidavit that accompanies all Initiating Applications (Form 1) and Response to Initiating Applications (Form 1A) in parenting matters.
This is a written statement containing sworn written evidence provided to the Court to support an application.
This is the agreement containing the terms that you with the Court to make into orders. This usually accompanies all Application for Consent Orders or filed during the course of proceedings.