Family Law

In this section we provide some information on legal matters that may arise for people who are parenting alone, and for parents and guardians who are separating, or have separated, following relationship breakdown.

It is important to note that the content here is not legal advice, and that it may be necessary to seek legal advice. Contact information for organisations which offer legal advice is provided.

When you are parenting alone there is certain information about the law that may be relevant to you, such as information about guardianship and making a will. If you are separating following the breakup of a relationship, there will be information you need about family law such as arranging access, maintenance and other matters. When you are co-parenting after separation or divorce, other legal information may become relevant to you. .