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Papers for the Judicial Officer

What is the purpose of Papers for the Judicial Officer?

Papers for the Judicial Officer are important in ensuring that your matter is ready to proceed to trial, and that the Judge or Magistrate hearing your case clearly understands your position, and knows what evidence you intend to rely upon.

In all cases, the Papers for the Judicial Officer should clearly show:

  • What applications are before the Court;
  • What orders you seek at trial;
  • What evidence you rely on at trial; and
  • What matters are agreed with the other party, and what remains in dispute.

Case Management Guidelines 59 and 60 set out the requirements relevant to Papers for the Judicial Officer.

Papers for the Judicial Officer - Guides to Preparation

The following Papers for the Judicial Officer guides can be downloaded to assist you with preparation of your Papers for the Judicial Officer.

Please download the guide appropriate to whether your case invloves parenting only issues, financial only issues, or both parenting and financial issues.

Templates for preparation of Papers for the Judicial Officer

Three templates in Word .doc format are available for download below.

Please download the template appropriate to whether your case invloves parenting only issues, financial only issues, or both parenting and financial issues.

Financial Cases - Assets and Liabilities Worksheet

A macro enabled Excel 2010 workbook can be downloaded below to prepare your your Assets and Liabilities statement to attach to your Papers for the Judicial Officer.

The workbook contains a worksheet with instructions and a worksheet to prepare your Assets and Liabilities statement.  Formulas in the worksheet calculate all the totals.

Please read the instructions carefully.

A sample worksheet is also available for download.

Last updated: 18-Nov-2016

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