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Mention at FMC

Mention - how much time

I have a 'mention' on Thursday in Federal Magistrates Court.

I just wondered how much gets discussed at a mention and how long realistically we get to look at the case.

Your responses would be appreciated

(I am a SRL and I think my ex is also self representing by telephone at this appearance although he had a barrister last time as it was procedural)

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
A mention is very short and usually at the start of the day.
Pay attention to what is said as you may be told to do some things for court and the next date for court is given.
Thanks for that.  I was thinking it wouldn't be very long, but am preparing in case I get the chance to say a few things.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
You may get the chance to say a little, or you may not. This will depend on the magistrate and also the type and number of cases for the day.
You can check on the court website the night before for the case list for each magistrate in each family court for the following day. It does not tell you what each case is listed for, but it will give you an idea of the number of cases before the magistrate that day.
Good luck.
Good luck for today!!!!

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure"
larissap said
I have a 'mention' on Thursday in Federal Magistrates Court.
How did it all go ? Was it what you expected?


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