Frequently asked questions

Updating the cause number

Setting the cause number If the cause number feature is enabled, then as a court official you will have the set a cause number for the case, before you can approve the case. Validations LegalAtoms will check to make sure that the cause number you are setting for the current case is unique. Shortcut URL…
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Electronic Servicing

Overview LegalAtoms provides a complete solution for law enforcement agencies serve the case documents. Typically, the case proceeds in the following steps with steps 6-8 covering electronic servicing. Petitioner prepares the case, and during the process may take help from advocates and facilitators Petitioner e-files the case The Clerk accepts the case and forwards the…
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Tagging Attachments as Confidential

We at LegalAtoms, strive to keep our clients and their needs safe and confidential. LegalAtoms now has an option within the protection order to keep attachments confidential. When uploading attachments, there’s an option to tag the files as confidential. Confidential Attachments: Sealed Personal Health Care Records Exhibits (The client wants to be sealed) By checking…
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What Happens When an E-File is Rejected.

There are two sides to an E-File of a protection order. One is the side of the petitioner and the other being the clerks at the courts. Each party has important steps to follow to ensure the accuracy of the application. The first step starts with the petitioner once they have filled out all portions…
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How the Petitioner or Protected Party is Populated depending on who is filing (including filing on behalf of someone else)

This article helps explain how a petitioner or the protected party is populated. This should help explain who is the petitioner vs the victim. Situations There are some specific situations that seem to be permitted based on the wording of the petition for individual protection order types.  However, we were not sure how Snohomish County…
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Statement Builder

The statement builder will help ensure the accuracy of the petition. The single questionnaire is dedicated to the statement┬áso there are no other questions. The screen is divided into two panels: – The user/client will enter the information on the left side of the screen. – As the user enters the appropriate information, they or…
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