Family Law – Notice of Risk


Notice of Risk – Family Law Matters

There is a new Notice of Risk form which is to be used in Family Law parenting matters.  One of the reasons it has been introduced is because there is a concern of possible under reporting of risk in family law matters.  The new form aims to identify a wider range of risks that may assist in earlier intervention when a family law matter is filed in the family law court.

The new family law form must be used from 12 January 2015 when filing an Initiating Application or a Response to an Initiating Application which contains orders sought in relation to parenting matters.

The new form of Notice of Risk will replace the currently prescribed Form 4. The Notice of Risk has been piloted in South Australia since 4 February 2013.  The Evaluation of the pilot and use of the form can be located by clicking here

The changes have been introduced under the Federal Circuit Court Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Rules 2014.

If you require further information in relation to the Notice of Risk or wish to obtain family law legal advice, contact specialist family lawyers, Claire Naidu & Co.






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