FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 – REG 1.12

FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 – REG 1.12 Court may dispense with Rules

(1)   These Rules apply unless the court, on application or its own initiative, orders otherwise.

(2)   The court may dispense with compliance with any of these Rules at any time, before or after the occasion for compliance arises.

(3)   In considering whether to make an order under this rule, the court may consider:

(a)    the main purpose of these Rules (see rule  1.04) ;

(b)    the administration of justice;

(c)    whether the application has been promptly made;

(d)    whether non-compliance was intentional; and

(e)    the effect that granting relief would have on each party and parties to other cases in the court.

FAMILY LAW RULES 2004