Please ask for all previous names for a complete conflict check. The client may have changed names due to marriage, choice or have a dead name. If no other names used, please write NA
Please write NA if already described above
If the client is homeless, please write 'Homeless' here
If the date of birth is unknown or a guesstimate, please write 1/1/[year]and make a file note to reflect your instructions.
If your current partner is the other party, or if you do not have a current partner, please write 'not applicable'.
If you do not have a current partner, please write 'not applicable'.
If there are no other children please write NA. These details will need to be added individually to Actionstep as contacts
Please conflict check current partner if not the other party and then complete this box. If no partner or partner is the other party, the referral has been accepted and intake has been completed by admin/paralegals so you can assume they have been conflict checked.
If there are no conflicts, please select this box and continue. This is for record purposes. If conflict identified please stop and speak to a managing lawyer
If the client is on a Visa, or their Visa has expired, please ask the following questions
If the answer to this question is yes, or unsure, please complete ALL other questions below as this information is needed to complete a VLA application for funding. The questions are not compulsory because not all clients will be assessed for, or eligible for, VLA funding at this stage.
Next are a set of questions about the client's current partner.
If the partner is a known perpetrator of, or alleged to have perpetrated family violence, you can select no to this question
Next are a set of questions about income, expenses and assets. if the client does not know the income details before tax, please ensure that the income Tax field = $0
Please write the amount received (before tax) and the frequency
Please write the amount paid and the frequency
This is in relation to businesses/trusts etc
This generally refers to lump sums above $2,000 received in the last two months, subject to what the payment was for and an explanation about why it shouldn't be used to pay for legal fees
The next set of questions relates to influencing factors for this application
The next set of questions relates to any VLA (CP specific) referrals received to assist this client
The next question relates to restrained property
Copies of any restrains need to be submitted via ATLAS after the application has been submitted
The next set of questions form the applicant declaration on the grant application