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One of the biggest questions a person has if they are representing themselves is how they go about attaching documents to their Affidavit.
There is a procedure which must be followed to give a document to the Court. Usually it must be annexed to an Affidavit.
Annexures are documents which support your case and are attached to an affidavit.
Annexures are sometimes called ‘exhibits’.
Examples of supporting documents which could be annexed to your Affidavit include:
If the document is from another person, for example a letter from a Doctor, rather than annexing it to your own affidavit, you should have the Doctor swear their own affidavit annexing the letter.
If there are annexures to an affidavit, there are special rules to make annexing them to an affidavit valid.
Self Represented parties should read the Family Law Rules about the rules relating to annexures, including page numbering, indexing, cover sheets and how thick annexures can be.
If there is more than one annexure, you need to refer to each annexure by a number or letter; for example, Annexure 1 or Annexure A.
You also need to number the annexures consecutively, that is, from the first page of the first annexure to the last page of the last annexure.
Michelle Beatty, Senior Lawyer
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