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NSW Can Opposition Seek Costs After Filing Second Affidavit?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by James07, 2 June 2016.

  1. James07

    James07 Active Member

    13 January 2016
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    I told the judge on a mention date that I was only relying on one affidavit for an interim hearing. I have now added a second and filed and served it to the opposition within 14 days. Now the opposition is saying they seek to adjourn the matter and seek costs for the adjournment and subpoena more material (I doubt there actually is) due to me saying I did not have any more affidavits to file.

    My second one is due to additional evidence against the opposition in their filed affidavit.

    Question - Can the opposition seek costs or is this a scare tactic as I'm self-rep?
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    Likely a scare tactic. Family Law Act says parties are expected to fund their own costs, there are only very limited circumstances in which the Court will award costs otherwise. The filing of an affidavit isn't one of them.
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