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Family, relationships and children

What happens when your relationship ends, or if you're suffering abuse or violence? What rights do children and young people have - their care, school, with the police?


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An excellent introduction by Legal Aid NSW to family law which answers questions about your family, your children, your property, separation and divorce, child support and maintenance. Print copies can be ordered in community languages including Arabic, traditional Chinese, Dari/Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.


This book written by the Women's Legal Service covers separation, divorce, children, domestic violence, AVOs, property settlement, court orders, and child support.


Commonwealth legislation dealing with family law, including divorce, children and property.

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