New Mandatory Electronic Filings of Certain Documents in Family Law Cases

Effective November 15, 2021, the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles County Courts will require electron filings (e-filing) for certain documents when the litigants (persons engaged in a lawsuit) are represented by attorneys, according to the General Order 2021-GEN-032-00 signed by Presiding Judge Eric C Taylor on September 17, 2021.

On Friday, October 1, 2021, a virtual information session was held for attorneys, legal professionals and electronic filing service providers.

Litigants who are not represented by an attorney may also use the new e-filing system beginning on November 15 as well.

The new mandated system will improve the Court’s ability to maintain complete and easily accessible records.

A recording was made after the information session and Frequently Asked Questions was held for attorneys, and will soon be posted to the court’s website.

Here is the website for the General Order.  It will include what needs to be electronically filed and what does not.

14202192416104921NTAEFILINGINFAMILYLAW.pdf (lacourt.org)

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