Going to court

by | Mar 30, 2021 | Family Law

Being sent or served with Court documents in family law can be the first time many family law clients have a real interaction with a court, and it can be a confusing and confronting moment to find out you are going to have to explain your situation to a Judge. 

When you are sent Court paperwork, you will need to read carefully through those documents and respond in detail to what is said. Oftentimes, it can be difficult or hurtful to read what a former partner has said about you or your relationship, and it can take time to properly process that response from what a court needs from you to respond and understand what the big issues in dispute are. It is important to make it very clear in your response where the other party has made mistakes or tried to mislead the court into thinking something other than what you see is the truth. 

Next, assemble the evidence you say proves what you say, and write your first response to the materials. Your lawyer at Nevett Ford Lawyers will be able to use this first draft to work on a set of court documents for you, and present your case in the strongest possible way. 

If you have been served with an initiating application or an application in a case and need help putting together your response, or have questions your lawyer currently just can’t answer for you, call us on 03 9614 7111 or email melboune@nevettford.com.au.