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The child support office module is responsible for the uploading of data and documents into the system. The data and documents uploaded become the filing to the court after a series of operations executed by the user through the interfaces provided by the system. The documents can be a package of documents that constitutes an initial filing to the court or additional documents to a case already in the courts case management system. Basically, the main operations a child support office user can do are:

upload documents, sign documents (if the user is the office attorney) , send documents, create cases in the system, search cases, update cases, etc.

Note that a case in the context of the efiling system is a placeholder for the information about the participants in a $tars case ($tars is the case management system of DCSS). A case in the system becomes the vehicle for the transmission of the data and/or documents.

Also note that filing could mean a file or document, a number of documents or files taken as a whole (package) or the act of filing into a court.

To create a case in the system:

    1. The information about the case is assumed to be already in $tars.
    2. The legal preparer interacts with $tars to create a data file and the apropriate document package.Data file is a text file containing the information about the participants in the $tars case.
    3. The legal preparer accesses the efiling system on the web and uploads the data file and the packages

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    4. The legal preparer makes sure the information is accurate
    5. The legal preparer “sends” the case with the docuemnts to the attorney.
    6. The attorney “works” on the case on the system by accessing the system on the web.

          

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    7. The attorney “sends” the case to court

The diagram below describes in totality the use of the Child Support GAJE system by the child support office.

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