The role of the Family Advocate
The Family Advocates office has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to divorces involving minor or dependent children. All actions involving children in the High Court require forms for the Family Advocate to be completed and filed with the Registrar of the court.
The Family Advocate may hold an enquiry, even if not requested to, although she normally acts on the request of one of the parties to hold an enquiry. The enquiry is held in an informal way although the Family Advocate may also request affidavits, reports or other documents. She then completes her report and files it with the Registrar of the Court.