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Family law

Find information about Australia's family law system, the family courts and help for families with relationship issues.

Australia's family law

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Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues, including family relationship breakdown. It encourages people to agree on arrangements without going to court.

Attorney-General's Department

Child Support

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Provides information and links to child support, support services for families and other resources to help families going through separation.

Department of Human Services

Commonwealth Courts Portal

Provides online services allowing clients to access information about cases before the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Family Court of Australia

Family Court of Australia

Australia’s specialist court dealing with family law disputes. Hears appeals from decisions in family law matters of the Federal Circuit Court.

Family Court of Australia

Family law kit

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The role of police in family law matters is primarily to act on orders issued by a Court, and to prevent the unlawful removal of children from Australia. Provides general information on family law orders relating to children.

Australian Federal Police

Family Relationships Online

Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information and services about family relationship issues.

Department of Social Services

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Hears less complex disputes in matters under family law, administrative, bankruptcy, industrial relations, migration and trade practices law.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Key internet links on family law

Contains links to Internet resources and documents in the area of federal family law, as well as providing links to other guides and directories which contain material on state. territory and overseas law.

Parliament of Australia