By Sharla Stevens
The Family Courts and Federal Circuit Courts are now changing the way court orders are accessed and are moving to completing digital court orders, rather than the paper court orders that are currently sent in the post.
From 1 July 2017, the Courts stopped posting hard copies to lawyers. From 1 January 2018, this will extend to all parties, whether they have a lawyer or are self represented.
The electronic sealed court orders will be available to be downloaded from the Commonwealth Courts Portal. It’s easy to register for the Courts Portal, and also provides other easily accessible services, such as uploading certain applications or document, and registering to get email notifications whenever there is any activity on your matter.
For more information on the Courts Portal system go to:
If you need any assistance with a family law matter please contact Cristina Huesch, or one of our other solicitors at Alliance Family Law, Sharla Stevens or Angela Li on (02) 6223 2400.