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We know you probably have questions about your separation or family law matter. Whether you’re dealing with separation, contemplating divorce, or sorting through custody and parenting or property settlement issues, our Advice Centre has some of the answers to your questions to get you started.

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It's essential to approach this delicately, providing reassurance and maintaining a united front with your former spouse. This is the first step in the challenge of co-parenting during a separation.
The use of marijuana can become a contentious issue in family law. We explain how the Family Court handles allegations of substance abuse and its impact on parenting arrangements.
Changing a child's surname post-separation is a significant decision that requires careful legal consideration.
Top 10 Guide for managing parenting matters during a pandemic by the Australian Law Council.
Managing a family law case amid the Covid-19 pandemic presents unique challenges, from honouring parenting orders to reassessing property values.
Understanding child support is crucial for parents navigating the complexities of financial responsibilities post-separation.
Mediation can be a crucial part of resolving family law disputes. Our top ten tips will guide you through the mediation process, helping you stay informed, realistic, and open to compromise.
A separation or a divorce can have far-reaching effects on the whole family.
For separated families, Christmas can be a time of increased conflict and angst for many. Both parents understandably want to spend time with their children at Christmas.
Working out the parenting arrangements for children can be one of the greatest challenges for separated parents.
We are often asked whether men come off second best in a family law property settlement or whether the court favours mothers over fathers when deciding custody matters.

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