Family Court of Western Australia

Papers for the Judicial Officer

What is the purpose of Papers for the Judicial Officer?

You may be ordered to file and serve papers for the judicial officer prior to the trial.

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.

The papers for the judicial officer are not evidence. They are designed to assist the judicial officer to understand the issues that need to be decided, and must only refer to matters set out in the affidavit evidence.

How do I complete Papers for the Judicial Officer?

The following guides can help you prepare your Papers for the Judicial Officer:

Templates for preparation of Papers for the Judicial Officer

Three templates are also available for download below.

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: 19-Apr-2018

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