Commencing proceedings re children

Posted 18th November 2016 by Dirk Klicker

In this Blog, I discuss how to commence proceedings in the Family Court of Western Australia for children.

I highly recommend you take advice from an experienced family lawyer, before you file any court documents in the Court.

You will need to file 3 separate Forms:

First, a Form 1 Initiating Application.

Second, a Case Information Affidavit.

And Third, a Family Dispute Resolution Certificate.

You may seek to file a Form 4, Notice of Risk of Child Abuse. However, that is the subject of another Blog.

Starting at our website located at www.beaconfamilylaw.com.au.

Go to the Links page.

Then, go to the link to the Family Court of Western Australia.

Then, go to Kits, Forms and Brochures.

Then, go to Prescribed Forms.

Now, click on the called “Form 1 Initiating Application”.

Download the Form 1.

Just click on the link.

You will see the form 1 downloading.

Once it has downloaded. Open the Form 1.

Save a copy on computer for reference.

Then, go back to Kits, Forms and Brochures.

Then, go to Non-prescribed Forms.

Now, click on the link called “Case Information Affidavit”.

Download the Case Information Affidavit.

Just click on the link.

You will see the case information affidavit downloading.

Once it has downloaded. Open the affidavit.

Save a copy on your computer for your reference.

Then, go back to Non-prescribed Forms.

If you have attended Family Dispute Resolution, then you will have been provided with a FDR Certificate.

If you have not attended Family Dispute Resolution, then you must complete a FDR Exemption Form.

Now, click on the link called “FDR Exemption Form”.

Download the FDR Exemption Form.

Just click on the link.

You will see the exemption form downloading.

Once it has downloaded. Open the exemption form.

Save a copy on your computer your reference.

You will need to pay the court filing fees when you lodge your forms.

Click on fees to review the current filing fees for final and interim orders.

You may be entitled to a fee exemption. The Court has a section dealing with the exemption from payment of court fees.

That concludes my Blog on commencing proceedings in the Family Court for children.

If you have any other questions about how to commence proceedings in the Family Court, please telephone one of our friendly staff.