Family Law

This add-on is designed to manage Australian Family Law matters.

Available June 2018

Our Family Law add-on includes 10 matter types that have been created specifically for family law, which utilise Actionstep’s powerful workflow technology. These workflows include family law processes, so you have them built right into the system, helping you save time normally spent on repetitive tasks. Simply choose your matter type, and flow through the set of steps to a resolution. To install this add-on, please contact our Support Team.

Includes:

  • Standard document templates for specific matter types (coded)
  • Over 170 precedents
  • Coded court documents
  • Court brochures

Matter Types:

  • Property Settlement
  • Parenting Disputes
  • Property & Parenting
  • Financial Agreement
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce
  • Independent Children’s Lawyer
  • Surrogacy
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mediation/FDR

Secure Document Exchange

You can use Actionstep’s built-in secure portal to share your documents with your clients. You can selectively enable client access on a document-by-document basis. When a client is granted access to a matter they will receive an email with a link to login. Once they have set a password they will be able to see the documents you have granted them access to. An audit trail is maintained of all access to the documents. This is a great way to give your clients secure access to their documents without having them phoning your firm each time they need a copy.

Disclaimer
The system additions, workflows, and/or document templates contained in this add-on are included as examples only, and you are solely responsible for configuring the system to meet your needs and to comply with local regulatory requirements. We update and maintain this add-on as per our third-party liaison recommendations, but cannot guarantee the contents will always remain up-to-date for your region. Actionstep and other providers will not be liable under the law of tort, contract or otherwise for any loss of profits or any indirect or consequential loss or damage, however caused, arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this add-on.

Federal Circuit Court

  • Acknowledgment of Service (Divorce)
  • Affidavit – Non-Filing of Family Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • Affidavit for eFiling Application (Divorce)
  • Affidavit of Service by Hand (Divorce)
  • Affidavit of Service by Post (Divorce)
  • Affidavit Proving Signature (Divorce)
  • Affidavit Translation of Marriage Certificate
  • Application - Contravention
  • Application - Draft Consent Parenting Orders and allegations of abuse or family violence
  • Application for Divorce Kit
  • Application for exemption from fees - financial hardship (family law)
  • Application for exemption from fees - general (family law)
  • Application for reduction of payment of divorce or decree of nullity - financial hardship
  • Application for reduction of payment of divorce or decree of nullity - general
  • Application for sealed copy of orders
  • Application in an Appeal
  • Balance Sheet
  • Coversheet
  • Credit card payment form
  • Divorce Service Kit (do it yourself kit)
  • Enforcement Warrant - Seizure & Sale of Property
  • Family Law Forms
  • Financial Statement (form)
  • Financial Statement Kit (do it yourself kit)
  • Initiating Application (form)
  • Initiating Application Kit (do it yourself kit)
  • Natural Disaster Replacement Document Request
  • Notice of Risk
  • Payment of court fees - Request for deferral
  • Payment of court fees - Request for refund
  • Proof of Divorce
  • Request for File Inspection
  • Response
  • Response to an Application in an Appeal
  • Response to Divorce
  • Superannuation Information Kit
  • Telephone/Video link attendance request
  • Third Party Debt Notice

Family Court of Australia

Bond

  • Case information
  • Consent - Division 12A of the Family Law Act
  • Coversheet
  • Credit card payment form
  • Natural Disaster Replacement Document Request
  • Notice of change of name
  • Notice of Discontinuance
  • Notice of Intervention by Person Entitled to Intervene
  • Notice of objection to a hearing proceeding in the absence of the parties
  • Proof of Divorce
  • Publications order form
  • Questionnaire - Financial
  • Questionnaire - Parenting
  • Request for a procedural hearing
  • Request for File Inspection
  • Request to attend by electronic communication
  • Undertaking
  • Undertaking as to disclosure

Affidavits

  • Affidavit
  • Affidavit – Non-Filing of Family Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • Affidavit for producing document under subpoena
  • Affidavit of proof of signature
  • Affidavit of Service
  • Affidavit of Service by Hand (Divorce)
  • Affidavit of Service by Post (Divorce)
  • Affidavit of single expert witness
  • Affidavit Proving Signature (Divorce)
  • Affidavit Translation of Marriage Certificate

Appeals

  • Application in an Appeal
  • Notice of Appeal
  • Notice of Appeal (Child Support)
  • Response to an Application in an Appeal
  • Notice of Contention
  • Submitting Notice

Applications

  • Application - Contempt
  • Application - Contravention
  • Application for Consent Orders (do it yourself kit)
  • Application for Consent Orders (form)
  • Application for Consent Orders - proposed orders template
  • Application for Divorce Kit
  • Application in a Case
  • Application in an Appeal
  • Application for sealed copy of orders
  • Initiating Application (form)
  • Initiating Application Kit (do it yourself kit)
  • Submitting Notice

Arbitration

  • Application in an Arbitration
  • Response to an Application in an Arbitration
  • Subpoena in an Arbitration
  • Notice of Request to Inspect - Arbitration
  • Form 6 - Application for Arbitration
  • Form 7 - Application relating to relevant Property or Financial Arbitration
  • Form 8 - Application to register arbitration award
  • Form 9 - Application to register decree affecting registered arbitration award

Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy - Application
  • Bankruptcy - Application for summons to examine relevant person or examinable person
  • Bankruptcy - Application in a Case
  • Bankruptcy - Apprehension Warrant
  • Bankruptcy - Arrest Warrant
  • Bankruptcy - Notice of Appearance
  • Bankruptcy - Notice stating grounds of opposition to an Application or Application in a Case
  • Bankruptcy - Notice to creditors of annulment application
  • Bankruptcy - Search Warrant
  • Bankruptcy - Summons for Examination

Consent Orders

  • Annexure to Proposed Consent Parenting Order (Current Case)
  • Application for Consent Orders (form)
  • Application for Consent Orders (do it yourself kit)
  • Application for Consent Orders - proposed orders template
  • Application for Consent Orders Kit - financial orders legislation (other than child maintenance) for de facto couples
  • Application for Consent Orders Kit - financial orders legislation (other than child maintenance) for married couples
  • Application for Consent Orders kit - parenting orders legislation
  • Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk of Family Violence (Application for Consent Orders)

Divorce

  • Acknowledgment of Service (Divorce)
  • Application for Divorce Kit
  • Counselling certificate for applicants married less than 2 years
  • Divorce Service Kit (do it yourself kit)
  • Proof of Divorce
  • Response to Divorce
  • Enforcement
  • Enforcement Warrant - Seizure & Sale of Property
  • Third Party Debt Notice
  • Warrant of arrest
  • Warrant of commitment

Family Violence

  • Acknowledgment - Information from a Family Counsellor or Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Document to be filed pursuant to Rule 24.01(1)(h) of the Family Law Rules
  • Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk of Family Violence (Current Case)
  • Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk of Family Violence (Application for Consent Orders)

Fees

  • Application for exemption from fees - financial hardship (family law)
  • Application for exemption from fees - general (family law)
  • Application for reduction of payment of divorce or decree of nullity - financial hardship
  • Application for reduction of payment of divorce or decree of nullity - general
  • Payment of court fees - Request for deferral
  • Payment of court fees - Request for refund

Financial

  • Balance Sheet
  • Financial Statement (form)
  • Financial Statement Kit (do it yourself kit)
  • Itemised costs account
  • Notice Disputing Itemised Costs Account
  • Notice of payment into Court
  • Superannuation Information Kit

Lawyers

  • Notice of Address for Service
  • Notice of Ceasing to Act

Reply

  • Reply
  • Submitting Notice

Response

  • Submitting Notice
  • Response to an Application in a Case
  • Response to an Application in an Appeal
  • Response to Divorce
  • Response to initiating application
  • Response to initiating application (do it yourself kit)

Service

  • Acknowledgment of Service
  • Acknowledgment of Service (Divorce)
  • Affidavit of proof of signature
  • Affidavit of Service
  • Affidavit of Service by Hand (Divorce)
  • Affidavit of Service by Post (Divorce)
  • Affidavit Proving Signature (Divorce)
  • Divorce Service Kit (do it yourself kit)
  • Service Kit (do it yourself kit)

Subpoenas

  • Affidavit for producing document under subpoena
  • Certificate of non-compliance with subpoena (New Zealand)
  • Notice of Request to Inspect
  • Notice of Request to Inspect - Arbitration
  • Subpoena
  • Subpoena in an Arbitration

List of Communication Templates:

  • File Cover Sheet
  • File closing letter to client
  • Initial Client Information Form
  • Schedule of Assets and Liabilities
  • Brief to Counsel
  • Brief to Report Writer
  • Letter to other side’s solicitor with offer of settlement
  • Letter to other side requesting discovery
  • Letter to client regarding disclosure
  • Letter to client enclosing final parenting order
  • Letter to other side’s solicitor inviting them to FDR
  • Parenting Plan
  • Initial letter to client enclosing costs agreement
  • Subpoena service letter
  • Trust account authority
  • Disclosure documents table
  • Brief to Mediator
  • Letter to selected party inviting them to attend mediation
  • Letter to selected party with mediation details
  • Final letter to parties re mediation
  • To install this Add-On, please contact our Support Team (available June 2018)
  • Log in to Actionstep or contact Actionstep to sign up
  • Choose the system you want the app to be installed on (in most cases this will be a single choice)
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