If you reach agreement at the Conciliation Conference, the Registrar will push the agreement back to your FamilyProperty Account.
General Disclaimer: The wording in the draft property orders is auto-populated from the information in the schedule of assets & liabilities. The draft orders are not produced by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. They may not reflect all relevant issues in this matter. Parties must check all draft orders carefully, and prior to submission to the court for consideration and ensure that all issues relevant to the proceedings are addressed.
Once the draft orders are generated, you can change the wording as per your own precedent (if applicable).
Notification of Agreement
You will receive a notification by email that the agreement has been transferred to your account.
You will also receive a notification when you log in to your FamilyProperty account.
Your schedule of assets and liablities will be updated with the agreement sent to you by the Registrar.
Draft the Consent Orders
1. Next Steps
Go to 'Next Steps'. In the top section of the screen, go to 'Your Documents'.
2. Property Orders
Click on 'Property Orders'. A panel will appear on the left hand side.
Click on 'Consent Orders'.
Change the division your matter was filed in (this is defaulted to Division 2) if applicable.
Select the title and add the name of the Registrar who will be conducting the Conciliation Conference.
Add the contact details for the Applicant (or Applicant's lawyer if represented) and the Respondent (or Respondent's lawyer if represented).
Each item in the property order smart form will show what was proposed in the schedule of assets & liablities. E.g Item action: Sale, Item action: Transfer (to Party A/B).
Go through each item and add in the relevant information. Fields marked with an asterix indicates information that is required for the draft property orders to be generated properly.
If you generate the draft orders without some of the required information, a message will appear with the information that is missing. This will not stop you from generating the orders.
You can choose to preview or download your draft Consent Order.
If you preview the document, click the cross (x) at the top right hand corner of the preview screen to close the preview.
Your progress will save automatically. You can also click on Save when you are finished editing the document if you want to come back to it, prior to downloading the document.
After the draft Consent Orders are downloaded, edit as required.
After the Consent Orders are downloaded and any edits are made by agreement between the parties, sign the document (electronically or print & sign the document). Once the Consent Orders have been agreed and signed, the Judicial Registrar will confirm the steps necessary to make them legally binding and enforceable.