Finances and property: My case is in court

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Before your court event you should see the Attending court section of this website. It provides information about etiquette and tips, different hearing types and attending electronic hearings (if your hearing is being conducted remotely).

There is also information about notifying the Court if you have any safety concerns or require any additional support to attend a hearing or court event.

You should bring with you all of the documents relevant to your matter, noting which ones have already been filed with the Court. Including:

  • all of the documents you wish to show the judge or registrar. Any photocopies to be provided should include three copies: one set for you, one set for the other party and another set for the judge or registrar, and
  • all documents the Court or the other party has given to you.
  • a pen and paper to take notes.

For more information, see the Attending court section.

You should also familiarise yourself with the Family Law Practice Direction – Financial proceedings, which sets out the procedural requirements and steps in proceedings about financial matters.

In financial only matters, you and the other party may agree for your matter to be heard in a special list. For more information see Special lists in financial proceedings.

More information

For information on how to get legal advice, see Legal Help.