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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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This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including the Family Law Act, the Family Court, divorce, children, and maintenance. It is also available online in the State Library.


This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including the Family Law Act, court procedure, divorce, maintenance, child support, parenting, property, superannuation, appeals, and costs.


Information from Legal Aid NSW. Find out what your rights are when you’re dealing with police on the streets in NSW. Print copies can be ordered in community languages including Arabic, Dari/Farsi and Hazaragi.

Women’s Legal Service NSW provides free confidential legal advice and referrals to women in NSW, with a focus on family law, parenting issues, domestic violence, sexual assault and discrimination.
Specialist services provided by the family law practice include child support, child care and protection, family law early intervention unit, Independent Children's Lawyer, and domestic violence.

Find information for parents to help navigate the child support scheme, from the Commonwealth Department of Human Services.

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