We now have a combined Practice Note, and the previous practice notes from the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court have been rescinded.
So what has changed?
Most importantly, we can now sign electronically. See at Point 9 -
"Documents, including affidavits, financial statements and consent orders, required to be signed under the Family Law Rules 2004 or the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 may be signed electronically by the deponent and/or the lawyer on the record for that party, including by having the person signing the document type their name in the relevant space in the signature block in lieu of physically signing the document."
Please note that this does not apply to Divorces. There are other Covid-19 changes too, you can read about those changes by clicking on the button.