When you become a client of a family lawyer in Australia one of the advantages afforded to you is the ability to access the Commonwealth Courts Portal. This portal offers several resources that any client of the family law system should know about. Here are four resources you can access through the Commonwealth Courts Portal and how they can help your family law case.
Proof of Divorce One of the key steps you need to take after a divorce is finalised is to send proof of that divorce decree to various companies and agencies in order to update your accounts. This is especially true of accounts where your name needs to be updated or a name needs to be removed. You can access your proof of divorce, request copies, mail copies, and send copies directly from the portal.
Case Updates Important updates to your case, including decrees for child support, can be accessed through this family law portal. This can save time by allowing you to check the status of your case online instead of calling an office, being placed on hold, and possibly not receiving the answer you need. You can also access changes in the case such as scheduling changes or locations.
Paperwork and Filing Depending on your family law case and your family lawyer, you will likely have several forms that will need to be filed. Traditionally you would have to contact your lawyer and visit the office to get this paperwork as well as to file the paperwork. With the portal, you can log in and access the paperwork you need. You can also print it out, file it electronically, or request copies of paperwork you may have already filed.
Requests and Contact Information If you have requests for new court dates, meetings with your lawyer, information on your case, or a status update that is not otherwise mentioned in the portal then you can do those through your portal login.
You can also find the contact information for your lawyer, various court offices, and where to send various types of paperwork pertaining to your case. If you are having any issues with sending forms, electronically filing paperwork, or contacting your lawyer then you can also use the portal to request assistance with these issues.
These are just four reasons that every family law client should use the Commonwealth Courts portal. For information on registering and obtaining a login to the portal, contact a law firm like Freedom Family Law.