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Family, relationships and children

Family, relationships and children

 

Relationships, separation and divorce

How does family law apply to couples who are married, in a de facto or same-sex relationship. Information about separation and divorce.  More...

 

Family law and family violence

What is family violence? Family law takes family violence seriously and there are steps that can be taken to protect you and your family.  More...

 

Resolving family law disputes

There are various ways of resolving family law issues without going to Court. In most cases the Family Court requires people to try to work out their arrangements for property and children before going to Court.  More...

Children and parenting

Information about different types of families in family law including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; how to make arrangements for children and how the Family Court makes decisions about children; parenting plans and parenting orders; changing a child's name and other frequently asked questions   More...

 

Children - travel, relocation, abduction and recovery 

Can a parent move away if the other parent does not agree to the move? What if your child has been taken to another State or country without your consent. Information about children's passports  More...

Children - protection and care

What you can do when the Department for Child Protection and Family Support is involved with your family because of concerns it has for your children.  Factors courts consider when making decisions about children. What to do if you are not happy with decisions made by the Department. What a child representative is in the Children's Court.  More...

 

Adoption and Surrogacy

Information about adoption and surrogacy in Western Australia. More...

 

 

 

 

Child Support

Parents are legally obliged to provide financial support for their children. Sometimes parentage needs to be determined to decide who is required to pay child supprt. More...

Financial Matters

Information about arranging property and finances following separation for married and de facto couples, as well as some frequently asked questions. More...

Going to Family Court - children

If you have attempted to sort out your issues around arrangements for your children and have been unable to reach an agreement, starting legal proceedings in the Family Court is a formal way to resolve your legal issues. There might also be some situations where you would need to go straight to Court. More...

 

Going to Family Court - property

If you have attempted to sort out your issues around property and finances and have been unable to reach an agreement, starting legal proceedings in the Family Court is a formal way to resolve your legal issues. There might also be some situations where you would need to go straight to Court. More...

 Last reviewed: 27/11/2012

Last modified: 31/03/2015 10:42 AM

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The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.