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Divorce and separations
Information if you are ending a marriage, including the legal process and procedures, marriage certificates, and life after the divorce.
Information about property division when your marriage or de facto relationship ends.
'Separation' on the Willow website (Women's Legal on the Go)
10 steps to follow when you separate
Practical steps that may help to make separation smoother.
The court process
Information on the court process following a separation.
Understand when you can obtain financial assistance from your spouse or partner after you separate.
Understand how property is divided if you are separating from a partner or spouse.
Domestic and family violence
Protection against violence and harassment
Understand domestic violence, Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders, and family law.
A Practitioner’s Guide to Domestic Violence Law in NSW
A plain-English guide to domestic violence law in New South Wales.
'Domestic and family abuse' on the Willow website (Women's Legal on the Go)
Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTIQ Relationships
Information if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex and/or queer and are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence:
- Family Law Issues
- Going To Court
- Help Through Centrelink
- How Do I Get An ADVO?
- Victims Support Services
- What About My Immigration Status?
- What If DV Affects My Employment?
- What If We Were Renting Together?
Family law (general)
International adoptions and abductions
International adoption factsheets
Information if you have experience of adoption across international borders, including children, families, and prospective adoptive parents.
International parental abduction factsheets
Information regarding international parental child abduction and access.
International family tracing and reunification
Information on family tracing and reunification if you are an Australian resident who wishes to locate a family member believed to be overseas.