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A break up can be hard to navigate and everyone’s journey will be different. Formally ending a marriage or civil union requires a court process, as can the decisions about the care of children and sorting out joint property. The relationship break up tool can help you find the information that is most important to you. You can also use it to create a to do list.
Get help to separate or divorce when your marriage, civil union or de facto relationship ends.
Information on making arrangements for the care of your children and how the Family Court can help you sort out arrangements.
Find out how the Family Court and other services can help you resolve problems.
Information on how to get help and/or legal protection from the Family Court if you're in, or have been in, a family or close personal relationship with a person being violent.
Get help to make agreements about relationship property and assets at any time during your relationship, or when the relationship ends or the other partner dies.
Find out the reasons you can challenge a will and how to do it in Family Court.
How to change the sex on your birth certificate.
How you can help people who may not be fully able to make decisions for themselves, including information on enduring power of attorney, welfare guardians, property managers and Personal Orders.
The court can order treatment for mental health issues, alcohol and substance abuse or other addiction issues.
Resources for lawyers and service providers, including without notice applications, mediation and parenting courses.
The Family Court can make an order to restrict a person from starting or continuing to bring civil cases which are unwarranted or meritless.
If you’re aged 16 or 17 and want to marry, or be in a civil union or de facto relationship with someone, you’ll need the consent of a Family Court judge.
Find out how to contact or find a Family Court.
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