efiling a divorce application
the commonwealth courts portal has afforded parties to a case and their counsel an easily accessible and convenient way to file their documents.
This provided a hassle free and a less time consuming way to file Court Pleadings and Documents which are necessary for your case. While eFiling only covers limited cases, eFiling Divorce Applications are neatly included in the services provided by the Family Court of Australia.
eFiling a Divorce Application is a web-based form available at https://www.comcourts.gov.au/access/login. It has the same questions and fields to be filled up as the hardcopy version of the Application for Divorce. Its advantage is the expeditious way it can be filed and the ease of use on the part of the applicant.
There will be a series of questions that needs to be accomplished upon eFiling a Divorce Application. The online format will provide you an explanation on the necessary fields that needs to be filed up. As such the applicant wouldn’t worry about how they will fill the said application.
One of the best feature of the online application is its ease of use wherein only relevant questions will be asked regarding your application. For example, if the applicant states that they have no children, further questions regarding their child (i.e. birthdays, age, school) will not appear any more in the questionnaire.
The applicant filing through the Online Divorce Application should always save a copy of what they have filed. The online system allows an easy saving system. Once the applicant has filled up the contents of the application, the online system will automatically allow them to save a PDF copy. It is a permanent soft copy which is unalterable and cannot be modified. In this way, the applicant can save the original content of their submitted application.
For more information regarding the online application the applicant can refer to the Commonwealth Courts Portal (www.comcourts.gov.au) and for more information they can also visit User Guide to eFiling Divorce Applications in Family Law. The applicant may also see the Application for Divorce Kit at www.familylawcourts.gov.au or they may call the National Enquiry Centre (NEC) on 1300 352 000.
Disclaimer : This article provides basic information only and is not a substitute for a professional or legal advice. It is prudent to obtain legal advice from a family lawyer.