Family Law – The Big Questions

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This is the FAMILY LAW section of The Legal Eagle

I imagine you’re here because you’re a little anxious about something to do with your relationship or your marriage, and you want some easy to understand information about what direction you should head in, and your rights under the law in Australia.

Take a look at the questions below and see if they apply to you. Each question has a link to answers and resources that may help you. By the way, whenever I have to mention a ‘legal’ term that sounds like it comes from another planet, I promise it will be explained to you in plain English.

If your question isn’t here just drop me a line with the form at the bottom of this page… and please be assured that I will be the only one to see your enquiry. Your privacy will be protected.

MARRIAGE AND SEPARATION

I want to save my marriage. What help can I get? 

What are prenups and financial agreements and are they valid?

How do I  legally separate from my spouse?

Divorce Court 1948       DIVORCE COURT 1948

What is the process for getting a divorce?

What happens to my kids when I separate or divorce?

What happens to my home, property, super and pets if I divorce?

DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS (Including same sex relationships)

How do you end a de facto relationship? 

Can de facto couples have prenup of financial agreements?

What happens to my kids when the relationship ends?

What happens to my home, property, super and pets when your relationship ends?

DIY  DIVORCE  AND SELF REPRESENTATION

Is it possible for me to do my divorce paperwork without the need for a lawyer?

CHILD SUPPORT

When am I entitled to child support?

TIPS TO SURVIVING YOUR BREAKUP AND STAYING SANE

Divorce and separation – the survival kit

FAMILY VIOLENCE

In the eyes of the law, what is family violence. Where can I get help?

INTERNET LOVE SCAMS

Learn how to spot a romance scammer and what you can do if you were scammed

SEPARATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA USE

Family Court and Social Media – Avoiding Trouble