1. Meeting a lawyer online is quick and easy
Lawyers conduct meetings by telephone or video with clients, which allows the client much greater flexibility for their appointments - Zoom, Facetime, MS Teams or Google Hangouts just to name a few. The result is that communication between the client and lawyers has become more regular and their working relationship has improved.
2. Documents can be created, sent and lodged electronically
All documents between a lawyer and their client can be sent by email or uploaded, or where necessary sent by post and then scanned. Electronic documents save the client and the lawyer time and allow your case to be run far more efficiently with far less delay. The Court now also requires that all documents are lodged electronically.
3. Documents can be signed electronically
Furthermore, the Court accepts electronic signatures on all documents, so it is no longer necessary to meet your lawyer in person just to sign a document. The exception would be if you are entering into a Financial Agreement, in which case your lawyers would send the documents by express post.
4. Online Court Hearings, Mediations and Round Table Conferences
Court hearings, mediations and round table conferences can all now be conducted online. It will be a decision for the Court, or for the parties involved in the case, as to whether attendance in person is required.
Make your life easier by consulting with a lawyer. It will not only save you time but efforts as well. When you seek legal representation, you are assured that your rights are well represented.
Legal advice doesn't have to cost the earth. At Essia Law, our experienced Family Law team provide high quality advice at competitive, clear and fixed rates because we operate online, meaning your money goes towards our experience, not our fancy offices.
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