Representing yourself in the Family Courts – including the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia


Have you been thinking about representing yourself in Court?

It can seem quite a daunting process and there is a lot to learn.  We sometimes have clients who come and see us after the first court date when they have represented themselves and they are not sure what happened and why they received the orders that they now have – even if neither party asked for those orders.

If you are considering representing yourself, you could save yourself a lot of heartache and costs later on if you at least get some legal advice up front before you go to Court.  There are lots of things that you should know and while the courts try to assist in making it easier for self-represented litigants, there are many things that you can do to prepare and make things easier for your day in court.

If you have questions about how to represent yourself or would like us to review court documents you have prepared yourself (such as an application or affidavit) before you file the documents or you want to check about what documents to file, then contact us.  We can provide you with once-off advice if you only need assistance to get started.

Do you have any questions?  You can contact us – our contact details can be located by clicking here.

It doesn’t matter where you are located in Australia, we are able to provide you with advice.