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NSW "Brief Submissions to a Magistrate" - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by littlehelpplease, 17 June 2015.

  1. littlehelpplease

    littlehelpplease Active Member

    27 September 2014
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    Hello all,

    I am about halfway through my family court proceedings, interim orders have been made and we were ordered to have mediation for property settlement which we reached an agreement.

    I have just had my legal aid funding cancelled because I have started working again but can't afford a lawyer so I will be self representing.

    In the interim orders the magistrate said that he would accept "brief submissions" re visitation or custody of children.

    My question is, how do I submit the information I wish too?

    Do my claims and evidence need to be sworn by a jp and presented before the court date or do I talk to the magistrate about it on the day?
  2. Anubis

    Anubis Well-Known Member

    6 May 2015
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    It is so, so worth paying a lawyer to do those submissions. There is a probono scheme. There are also lawyers that may do a payment plan. Especially re the children. Self reps rarely do as well and can make the proceedings drag out.

    Good luck

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