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VIC Family Law - How to Prepare for Contravention Hearing?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Shan_90, 16 August 2016.

  1. Shan_90

    Shan_90 Well-Known Member

    5 February 2016
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    Hi everyone

    I have a contravention hearing coming up in September. I currently have no representation and am probably going to be representing myself.

    The first family law hearing is an application case in which I am asking the judge to serve my ex by email as he refuses to disclose his address. Just wanting to know what I should have prepared for the hearing.

    What documents should I take, etc? I'm very nervous about this court case and I am worried I will be very anxious talking to the judge. I have no idea what to expect or how I should be prepared during the hearing.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    This first hearing will probably be brief, since the father won't have been served the application yet, so you'll be asking for a location order to get the father's address so he can be served with the application.

    Did the father provide an address for service on his response to the initiating application? Given it's an application in a case, it doesn't require service in the way an initiating application does. If he has included his email, then it can be served via email, or via his solicitor if he has one.
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