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Information about how to get a Divorce and the Forms needed.

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Practice Directions and Practice Notices released by the Federal Circuit Court.

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Electronic Filing
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Procedures for dispute resolution and dispute resolution services.

About the Court
Corporate information and information about the Family Law Combined Registry Project.

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Missing Children
Details of missing children whose cases are being dealt with by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (located on the Family Law Courts web site).

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LawTermFinder is an accessible and reliable plain language translation tool of the most common terminology used in family law and can be found online at http://lawtermfinder.mq.edu.au.

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Media Release - Seeking public help to locate missing children, Thomas and Serena Speath

Media Release - Family law cases scheduled to be heard in Bundaberg next week are postponed by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Media Release - Separating families benefit from nationally consistent approach to how family reports are prepared in family law cases

Updated - National General Federal Law and Child Support Panels, Summary of Panel Arrangement as at 27 January 2015

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New - There are New and Significant Judgments now available.

New - Notice of Risk Please note that this form is not to be used until 12 January 2015.

Updated - Practice Direction - Relocation List - Melbourne Registry

New - 2013-14 Annual Report is now available .

New - Seeing a family consultant in the Federal Circuit Court – Frequently asked questions

New - Notice of Risk Pilot (Parenting Proceedings - Federal Circuit Court - South Australia) - Evaluation

Order for the production of file titles in the senate – Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia 1 January to 30 June 2014.

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Biennial Fee Changes from 1 July 2014



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