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The Family Court is presided over by a Judge and two Magistrates. It is vested with jurisdiction under the Family Law Act 2003.The Family Court of the Fiji Islands officially opened on 31st October, 2005. The Family Law Act 2003 came into effect on 1st November, and 2015. The Court has two Divisions:
Family Court Division of the High Court
Family Court Division of the Magistrates Court
The Family Division of the High Court is presided by a Judge and has jurisdiction in:
Matrimonial causes and all other matters instituted or continued under the Family Law Act 2003.
Any other matter in respect of which jurisdiction is conferred on it by a written law.
Subject to such restrictions and conditions (if any) as are contained in the regulations, the jurisdiction of the Family Division of the High Court may be exercised in relation to persons or things outside the Fiji.
The Family Division of the High Court has exclusive jurisdiction in relation to applications for orders for nullity of marriage and to applications under section 200 in relation to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980).
Subject to the Family Law Act, Judges of the Division have all such powers as are by law or custom granted to the High Court including hearing of appeals from the Family Division of the Magistrates’ Court.
Exercise of jurisdiction
The original and appellate jurisdiction of the Family Division of the High Court is exercisable by one or more judges as the Chief Justice may direct or as prescribed by rules of court.
Sittings of judges of the Division are to be held from time to time as required at such places in the Fiji Islands as the judge of the Family Division directs.
Appeals from the Family Division
An appeal from the Family Division of the Magistrates’ Court lies as of right to the Family Division of the High Court.
Appeals from judges of the Family Division exercising original jurisdiction lie as of right to the Court of Appeal.
Appeals from judges of the Family Division sitting on appeal from orders of the Magistrates’ Court lie to the Court of Appeal with leave of the Court of Appeal.
Note: For more information, please refer to the Information Sheets provided on your left.
Suva, Lautoka & Labasa
Hon. Madam Justice Anjala Wati
Calendar to be updated here when dates are confirmed.
Form 1 Application for Dissolution of Marriage $109.00
Form 2 Application of Nullity of marriage $109.00
Form 3 Application for Declaration of Validity of Marriage $109.00
Form 4 Responses to Form 1,2,and 3 $109.00
Form 5 Application for Maintenance and Contribution No Fee
Form 6 Response to Form 5 No Fee
Form 7 Application for contempt Proceedings No Fee
Form 8 Application for Consent Orders No Fee
Form 9 Application for Final Orders $109.00
Form 10 Response to Form 9 $109.00
Form 11 Response to Form 10 $109.00
Form 12 Application for Interim Orders and Child Recovery. No Fee
Form 13 Response to Form 12 No Fee
Form 14 Notice Seeking Counseling No Fee
Form 15 Notice of Child Abuse or Risk of Child Abuse No Fee
Form 16 Application for Registration of Parenting Plans. No Fee
Form 17 Consent to Register Parenting Plan No Fee
Form 18 Child Recovery Order No Fee
Form 19 Financial Statement Form No Fee
Form 20 Notice of Address of Service Form No Fee
Form 21 Acknowledgement of Service Form No Fee
Form 22 Affidavit of Service No Fee
Form 23 Affidavit No Fee
Form 24 Cover Sheet No Fee
Form 25 Notice of Continuance No Fee
Form 26 Appeal from High Court to Fiji Court of Appeal $218.00
Search Fess $10.90
Notice of Change/ Appointment of Solicitors $21.80
Orders. (sealing of) $10.90
Prepared by Registry $14.20
Filed by Solicitors $10.90
Photocopy Fees Per Page $1.10 per page.
For supplying a transcript of notes of proceedings per typed page (minimum $5.00) $1.10 per page
Judgment Debtor Summons $10.90
Late Filing Fees $21.80
Hearing Fees Applicable only on defended matters for Forms 1,3,4,9,10,11 $109.00