New online divorce application

Posted 19th March 2017 by Dirk Klicker

In this Blog, I discuss how to complete a basic online divorce application, using the new online filing system.

Divorce has significant financial and estate planning ramifications.

I highly recommend that you take advice from an experienced family lawyer.

You can play the video above, which is available on our YouTube Channel.

The video provides an example of a divorce application being completed online using the steps set out in this Blog.

Starting at the google search page. Type in “Perth family lawyers”.

Click on the link, to Beacon Family Law.

Then, click on the link, called “Apply for Divorce”. Then, go to the link to the Commonwealth Portal. This opens the Commonwealth Portal.

Then, you must first, register as a user account. You must enter your details, e-mail, password and other details to create a user account. Enter all your details. You must read the terms and conditions.

Then, click register. This then takes you to your commonwealth court portal home page.

Then, click on start a new file. Then, click confirm.

Then, tick the box called “Application for Divorce”. Then, tick the relevant court. Then, read the disclaimer. If you already have an open file in the Family Court, you will have to request access thereto. Then, click continue.

Enter the Title and the Description. You can use any Title or Description. For example, Divorce Form and My Divorce Application.

Next, you must click and work through each of the headings.

Click on Part A, The Applicants. Here, you enter the applicant’s details.

Then, click on Party B, Husband and Wife. Here, you enter their parties details.

Then, click on Part C, jurisdiction. Tick the boxes that are relevant to your case.

Then, click on Part D, Marriage and Separation. Here, you enter the details of the marriage and separation..

Then, click on Part E, Other court cases. Here, you enter details of any other court cases that you have in the Family Court.

Then, click on Part F, Children. Here, you enter details of the children.

Once you have completed the online application. You can click on the link to preview the divorce.

Thereafter, you must print and sign the divorce in front of a Justice of the Peace.

Then, you must upload the application as a PDF and pay the court filing fee if appropriate.

Divorce has significant financial and estate planning ramifications. I highly recommend that you take advice from an experienced family lawyer.

If you have any other questions about how to complete your divorce, please telephone one of our friendly staff.

Click on Part-A, The Applicants. Here, you enter the applicant’s details. Just tick and complete the appropriate boxes.

The video above shows an example of how to complete an online divorce application. You will not be able to save the application and it will notify you when you have entered details incorrectly.

Then, click on Part-B, Husband and Wife. Here, you enter the parties details. Then, click on Part-C, jurisdiction. Tick the boxes that are relevant to your case. Then, click on Part-D, Marriage and Separation. Here, you enter the details of the marriage and separation. Then, click on Part-E, Other court cases. Here, you enter details of any other court cases in the Family Court. Then, click on Part-F, Children. Here, you enter details of the children.

Once you have finished. You can click on the link to preview the application.

Thereafter, you must print and then sign the divorce in front of a Justice of the Peace.

Then, you must upload the application as a PDF and pay the court filing fee if appropriate. That will be the subject of another tutorial.

Divorce has significant financial and estate planning ramifications. I highly recommend that you take advice from an experienced family lawyer.

If you have any other questions about how to complete your divorce, please telephone one of our friendly staff.

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