Families

Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues, including family relationship breakdown. It encourages people to agree on arrangements without going to court.

Children and family law - The Family Law Act 1975 focuses on the rights of children and the responsibilities that each parent has towards their children.

Family dispute resolution - The law requires separating families who have a dispute about children to try to sort it out through family dispute resolution.

Family law system - Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues.

Family relationship services - offer a range of support services to help separating and separated parents

Family violence - The family law system plays a role in identifying families at risk of violence.

International family law and children - We provide information to help parents on issues such as international parental child abduction and protection.

Superannuation splitting laws - Find out how superannuation interests can be split when couples divide their property.