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Forms relating to recovery orders

Information about the forms to use when applying for a recovery order in relation to a child.

Applying for final orders

This kit can assist parties who are applying to court for final parenting orders. The applicant will also need to file an affidavit in support.

See Federal Circuit and Family Court—Initiating Application Kit (do it yourself kit)(opens in a new window).

Responding to this application

See (opens in a new window)Federal Circuit and Family Court—Response to initiating application(opens in a new window).

Proving that service has been carried out

For forms to use to prove that documents have been served see:

  • Acknowledgement of service
  • Affidavit of service

See Federal Circuit and Family Court—Family law forms(opens in a new window).

The court also has a service kit—Federal Circuit and Family Court—Service (do it yourself).(opens in a new window)

Dispensing with service or substituted service

The form to use to apply for an order dispensing with service or for substituted service is an 'Application in a proceeding'. The application will need to be supported by an affidavit.

Family Court applications

If the matter is to be heard in the Federal Circuit and Family Court:

See Federal Circuit and Family Court—Application in a proceeding(opens in a new window).

See also Federal Circuit and Family Court—Affidavit(opens in a new window).

Responding to an Application in a proceeding

To respond to an application in the Federal Circuit and Family Court

See Federal Circuit and Family Court—Response to an application in a proceeding(opens in a new window).

Note: An application in a case is also the form to use where someone wants to apply for interim orders when they have already made an application for final orders.

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