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Therese Aroyan
Dec 22, 2021
In 1. Agree to Pilot & Register
Watch the webinar held on 29 November 2021 and hosted by Senior Judicial Registrar Anne-Marie Rice (the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia's Executive Director of Dispute Resolution) and the FamilyProperty Pilot Project team where they explain exactly how the Pilot works and answer any questions that practitioners had in relation to it.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 21, 2021
In 1. Agree to Pilot & Register
This post provides instructions on how to change your password from within FamilyProperty. If you have forgotten your password and cannot login, instructions for re-setting your password are here. Go to My Profile Alternatively, click on the three dots in the top right hand corner. Click on 'My profile'. Click on 'Security'. Type your new password in the 'New password' field. Press 'Update'.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 21, 2021
In 4. Generate documents
This report will provide you with a word document of the proposal in your schedule of assets and liabilities. Go to 'Next Steps'. In the top section of the screen, go to 'Your Documents'. Click on 'Property proposal'. The document will download and open for you.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 21, 2021
In 4. Generate documents
How to download a Balance Sheet that includes all assets, liablities and superannuation funds. Go to 'Next Steps'. In the top section of the screen, go to 'Your Documents'. Click on 'Balance Sheet'. The document will download and open for you.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 21, 2021
In 4. Generate documents
This report will provide you with a word document of all the information and respondes entered into the FamilyProperty Questionnaire. Go to 'Next Steps'. In the top section of the screen, go to 'Your Documents'. Click on 'Questionnaire responses'. The document will download and open for you.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 21, 2021
In 4. Generate documents
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.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 21, 2021
In 4. Generate documents
The Orders generated in the draft Minute of Proposed Orders of Consent Orders will be based on the proposal in the schedule of assets and liabilities. Refer to the court orders/directions made by the Court to identify when you must submit your information/documents for the Conciliation Conference. 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). 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 'Minute of Proposed 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 Minute of Proposed 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 Minute of Proposed Orders is downloaded, edit as required. Once the document is ready, upload the document. Instructions about how to upload the document, ready for submission to the Court and the other party are here.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 20, 2021
In 4. Generate documents
The information you have entered into the Questionnaire and schedule of assets and liabilities will propagate into the Confidential Case Outline. Refer to the court orders/directions made by the Court to identify when you must submit your information/documents for the Conciliation Conference. 1. Next Steps Go to 'Next Steps'. In the top section of the screen, go to 'Your Documents'. 2. Confidential Case outline Click on 'Confidential Case Outline'. A panel will appear on the left hand side. Check the information entered in the form. Add any documents relied upon for the Concilition Conference. The system will add everything from the schedule of assets and liabities into the 'Property interests, superannuation and financial resources' section. Check the contribitions and future needs and resources. Add the contributions assessment and future needs adjustment (if any). Check the Chronology and add any events that are relevant to an issue in dispute. Add any issues relevant to maintenance (if applicable). 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. Click on 'Preview' to check what the document looks like before you download it. Click the cross (x) at the top right hand corner of the preview screen to close it. Click on 'Download' to generate your document. After the Confidential Case Outline is downloaded, sign the document (electronically or print & sign the document). Once signed, upload the document. Instructions about how to upload the document, ready for submission to the Court and the other party are here.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 20, 2021
In 5. Submit your information
How to submit your completed information to the Court and other party. 1. Upload your documents Click on 'Choose file'. Navigate to where you have saved your signed Confidential Case Outline, Proposed Property Orders and Costs Notice (if represented) and attach each one. 2. Send your information Check your court proceedings numbers, double check this to make sure this is the right number. Check that you have correctly entered your role in the court proceedings. Once you have checked the above information, click 'Start'. When your press 'Start', the Court and the other party will get access to the following for the Conciliation Conference: 1. Confidential Case Outline (Dispute Resolution); 2. Minute of Proposed Order; 3. Costs Notice (if applicable); and 4. Disclosure documents. ​ ​The Judicial Registrar will also have access to each party's interactive schedule of assets and liabilities. You will see a message on your screen confirming that the information has been sent.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 20, 2021
In 1. Agree to Pilot & Register
If you have a completed FCFCOA Balance Sheet for your matter, you have the option of importing the balance sheet when you are filling in the initial pop-up wizard. This will put the information from your balance sheet into your Questionnaire. This will help you to fill in the Questionnaire more easily. During the pop-up wizard, you will be asked if you would like to import your FCFCOA Balance Sheet. Click 'Yes'. 1. Values Identify which column in your FCFCOA Balance Sheet you want to import the values from. This is usually the same as your court role. E.g. In the example below, I am acting for Harry Grange and he is the applicant in the matter. Choose 'Applicant' or 'Respondent', whichever is applicable to you. 2. Ownership Enter how the ownership is identified in the FCFCOA Balance Sheet. E.g In the example below, the parties are identified by their names. Other titles may be used in your balance sheet, such as 'H' and 'W', 'Husband' and 'Wife' etc. Enter the values under 'This party' and 'The other party'. Select your balance sheet by clicking "Choose file". Navigate to where the balance sheet is stored on your computer/device. Once the information from the balance sheet appears, check the values in the 'Owner" column. 3. Property Type Identify the property type for each item imported from the balance sheet. This is an important step as this will place each item in the correct place when you are filling in the Questionnaire. 4. Import When you have finished reviewing the Type, Owner and Value columns, click 'Import'. Click on 'Let's Start!'. This will take you to the Questionnaire. Instructions on how to fill in the Questionnaire can be found here.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 20, 2021
In 1. Agree to Pilot & Register
How to pay & fill in the pop-up wizard after signing up for the Pilot. After registering for the Pilot, a pop-up wizard will appear. This gives you some information about the Pilot. It also links to the FCFCOA page for helpful information about Conciliation Conferences and Duty of Disclosure. If you click on these, the links will open up in a separate page. When you are ready to move past this screen, click on 'Reviewed'. 1. Court Event Details Enter the court proceedings number (this usually starts with a SYC). Enter the name of the Registrar who made the orders to participate in the Pilot. Enter the Conciliation Conference date. You can type the date or select the date from the calendar. Enter your/your client's role in the proceedings. Click 'Next'. 2. Payment Click on 'Complete payment'. Enter your credit card details. Click on 'Submit'. You will receiving confirmation if your payment is successful. If the payment is unsuccessful, a message will appear setting out the reason why. 3. Import Balance Sheet If you already have a completed FCFCOA Balance Sheet for your matter, you are able to use this to help fill in your Questionnnaire. If you want to use the FCFCOA Balance Sheet, click 'Yes'. Instructions on importing your FCFCOA Balance Sheet are here. If you do not have a FCFCOA balance sheet, click 'No'. Click on 'Let's start!'. You will be taken to the FamilyProperty Questionnaire. Instructions on how to fill the Questionnaire are here.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 16, 2021
In 3. Schedule & Disclosure
1. Go to the Disclosure tab to dowload an index/list of the disclosure documents. 2. Click on 'Actions' and 'Document index'. 3. The document index will download. Click 'Enable Editing'. 4. You can now access the list/index of disclosure documents.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 16, 2021
In 3. Schedule & Disclosure
Download one document at a time To download one document within the Disclosure tab, click on the document. The document will download. Download all documents at the same time To download all documents within the Disclosure tab, click on 'Actions' and 'Download Zip'. Click on 'Download Zip file'.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 16, 2021
In 3. Schedule & Disclosure
Go to the Disclosure tab to acess the other party's documents. The other parties documents will only become availble once the other party has submitted their information to the Court. You will receive the other party's Confidential Case Outline, Minute of Proposed Order and disclosure documents. The other party will receive your documents when you submit your documents to the Court.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 16, 2021
In 3. Schedule & Disclosure
How to attach disclosure documents, access the other party's documents, download a disclosure index and your disclosure documents. Access information about your duty of disclosure Click on 'Duty of disclosure' to access information on the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia about your obligations in relation to duty of disclosure. Checklist items The checlklist items on the disclosure page are a guide for the type of documents that you may be required to provide for the Conciliation Conference. You must refer to the orders/directions made by the Registrar as this will list the documents that you must provide for the Conciliation Conference. Attaching documents 1. Click on 'Attachments' 2. Click on 'Select a file to attach' 3. Click on 'Browse" 4. Provide your document with a Title in the "Short summary title' field. 5. Click on 'Attach' 6. When you have finished attaching all the documents in the disclosure step, click 'Next'.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 16, 2021
In 3. Schedule & Disclosure
The interactive schedule provides the way for you to model proposals and outcomes. This section contains information that was captured through the Questionnaire and is relevant to your financial circumstances, including assets, liabilities and superannuation. You can use the schedule to propose whether to keep, transfer, sell or divide each item, and view the impact of the proposal on the overall outcome. Schedule Title - 'Property' Click on 'Property' to access the ability to import a FCFCOA Balance Sheet and apply calculations. Calculator Click on the Calculator to add in a percentage split that you are seeking. FamilyProperty will automatically adjust the division of the assets and liabilities to reflect that percentage. To remove the calculation, go back into the Calculator, click on 'No' and click on 'Update'. Show All Items This option shows you the items with the values that you have entered. This is the defult view for the schedule of assets and liabilities. Show net proceeds This options shows you the net value of the items (e.g., the value of a property minus the mortgage). Re-order button Clicking here will display various options to re-order the items in the schedule (e.g by description, value, etc). Add Button Click here to add any items that has not been added to the schedule. Slider Click on ‘Propose something?’ to activate the slider, move it back and forth to change who keeps it, if it is sold, or how much each person gets. Outcome This panel automatically calculates the total asset pool and how much each person will receive as a percentage and money value. This is to help you to see the practical effect of what you are proposing. Financial Resources This section contains any financial resources that need to be taken into account. A financial resource is asomething that a party will benefit from in the longer term. It might include a sum of money yet to be received such as compensation or redundancy payments, or an inheritance or could be a benefit a party receives from someone else. Final Proposal When you have settled on the proposal you would like to make, click 'Next' to move onto the Disclosure step. If you want to change your proposal, you can come back to this step. Ensure that you generate your Minute of Order after you have made any changes to the schedule.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 16, 2021
In 1. Agree to Pilot & Register
Step 1: Go to the login page. Click on Reset password. Step 2: Enter you email address and click on Reset Password. An email with a reset link will be sent to you. Go to your email and click on the link to reset your password.
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Therese Aroyan
Dec 15, 2021
In 2. Questionnaire
This guide provides you with information about the FamilyProperty Questionnaire. The FamilyProperty Questionnaire collects information to populate the interactive schedule of assets and liabilities and complete the Confidential Case Outline document (Dispute Resolution), and the other documents that are required by the Court for the Conciliation Conference. If you used the FCFCOA Balance Sheet to prefill parts of your Questionnaire, make sure that you review this and add additional details as required. The Questionnaire will automatically save your answers. Step 1 - Navigation Fill in each section as best as you can. The menu items on the left can be used to move between each section. Alternatively, click 'Next' at the end of each page to proceed. Step 2 - Personal Details This sections asks for details about you and your ex-partner. The names of you (if self represented)/your client and the other party are mandatory, as well as you/your client's email address. Step 3 - Entering Dates For any dates required such as for date of birth, you can type the date or click into the field to select a date from the calendar. Step 4 - Relationship Details This section is for the important dates for your relationship, such as when you started living together and when you separated. The fields will change depending on your relationship status. Step 5 - Children Add any children of the relationship or any children that have been living with you/your client. Step 6 - Current living arrangements The current living arrangements section asks for details of the parenting arrangements for the children, if there is any child support or spousal maintenance being paid. Step 7 - Assets and Super Assets and super asks about what you own, including things like a house, cars, bank accounts, shares etc. Add each item in the applicable area. Depending on the type of asset, you will be asked to fill in specific fields. Add whatever details you can. E.g. For a Bank Account, record the Account Name, BSB, the last 4 digits of the account and the account balance. Step 8 - What is Owed? This section asks about anything that you may owe, including any mortages, credit cards, loans and other debts etc. Depending on the type of liability, you will be asked to fill in specific fields. Add whatever details you can. E.g. For a Credit card, record the card provider, card type, last 4 digits of the card and balance owing. Step 9 - Other assets & liabilities This sections asws for details of anythin2 o ned or o ed by the other partyk that you are a are of Step 10 - Your contributions This sections asks you for details of any contributions you made at the start, during and after your relationship has ended. Step 11 - Your future This sections asks for details of any factors that need to be taken into account for the future. Step 12 - Click on Submit & Confirm Once you have entered all of your information into the Questionnaire press Submit. A confirmation pop up will appear, click on Confirm to submit your information, or cancel to go back.
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Therese Aroyan
Nov 25, 2021
In 1. Agree to Pilot & Register
This guide will show you how you to register for the FCFCOA FamilyProperty Pilot
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Therese Aroyan
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