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The Affidavit – A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family Law Courts of Australia

by | Aug 3, 2023 | Family Law

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (‘FCFCOA’) requires a variety of documents be filed with it when you are in Court for a family law matter, whether parenting, property, child support or divorce. Nevett Ford presents a series of brief guides to common documents you might be required to prepare.

An affidavit is a sworn or affirmed statement of facts that support the orders you are asking a Court to make. An affidavit should usually include a chronology of the relationship, basic information about your and the other person’s employment or roles in the relationship, as well as what has happened since separation. However, it should not include speculation or a diagnosis of the other party’s mental health. The length of an affidavit may vary as it grows from up to 10 pages as a fledging (interim hearing affidavit) to unlimited size (for final hearing).

To learn more, speak to one of our knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers today at Nevett Ford on 03 9614 7111 or by email melbourne@nevettford.com.au