Dear Registrar

Re: Urgent COVID-19 Application [include existing file number and matter name if applicable]

I/we request that this Application is given an urgent listing and allocated to the National COVID-19 List.

I/my client seek/s that the matter be filed in the [insert location] registry of the [Family Court of Australia].

I/we enclose the following required documents:

  1. Application;
  2. Affidavit of [insert name] [using the COVID-19 template affidavit]; and
  3. [If seeking parenting orders] a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk.

In filing this application, the Affidavit addresses the required criteria:

  1. why the matter is urgent or a priority;
  2. how the dispute is directly related, or has a significant connection, to COVID-19;
  3. details of any current allegations of risk to children or parties, such as a risk of child abuse or family violence;
  4. details of the parties’ reasonable attempts to resolve the dispute through negotiation, or details of why it was not safe to attempt to resolve the dispute by negotiation;
  5. details of how it is proposed the Respondent can be provided with a copy of the court documents, including information about the Respondent’s current email address and telephone number, including for any legal representative;
  6. whether the Applicant seeks that the Respondent be served by email, and if so, the affidavit must include evidence that the Respondent has recently used that email address (e.g. annexing to the affidavit an email recently received from that email address); and
  7. If applicable, annexes (or attaches a photo or copy of) any current family law orders, parenting plans, or family violence orders, e.g. an intervention order or domestic violence order and details of any charges or convictions resulting from breaches of those family violence orders.

Regards,

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