Family Court and Federal Circuit Court Affidavits

posted Aug 21, 2015, 8:04 PM by Michael Rees   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 10:03 PM ]

Linda provided this summary:

Family Court

The Affidavit under Rule 15.08 is divided into sections.  If this form is being used and there is extra evidence in Part D that won't fit in the space provided, deponents should attach a separate page called an "Attachment" (as opposed to Annexure) and that goes before the jurat page.  Any Annexures go after the jurat as usual.  This form also has no designated space for signatures at the bottom of the first page so that's something to be aware of as well.


Federal Circuit Court

Any further evidence in this pro forma Affidavit is written or typed on a separate sheet and placed before the jurat page, as for the Family Court Affidavit.


Annexures to Affidavits

Both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court require Annexures to be consecutively numbered starting at page 1 at the beginning of the first Annexure and going through to the end of the last one.  The pages of the Affidavit itself are separately numbered.


A useful guide is Preparing an affidavit provided by the Family Law Courts. This guide is also available in Word and RTF formats at this page of the Family Court of Australia site.