Changes to Family Court Consent Orders Kit and eFiling procedures have now taken effect, arising out of the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018. These include:
- Updated information pages in the Application for Consent Orders Kit;
- References to ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ replaced with ‘party to a marriage’ and/or ‘party to a de facto relationship’; and
- Updated sectional references in the Family Law Act for superannuation in the Application for Consent Orders form.
The updated kit and form are now available in the By Lawyers Family Law publications.
The Court recommends that practitioners use the ‘unguided’ process for uploading Application for Consent Orders forms. This process was introduced as part of the Digital Court Program and makes it easier to upload forms without having to input information twice. The ‘guided’ eFiling process will only remain available until 31 March 2019.
For more information about eFiling and the ‘unguided’ process see the By Lawyers Family Law guide, or visit the Digital Court Program on the Family Court website.