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Below are links to some of the trustworthy sites. At the moment our focus is the state of Victoria. Please visit our directory for community legal centres and law firms. 

http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/find-legal-answers

Child abuse and neglect
Child support
Family violence intervention orders
How to run a family law case
Parenting arrangements and child contact
Separation, divorce and marriage annulment

 

http://www.lawhandbook.org.au/fact_sheets/

Assistance for victims of crime
Divorce
Parental responsibility
Child support
Same sex & de facto relationships
Family violence
Adoption

 

http://www.lawhandbook.org.au/handbook/ch05.php

Family Relationships

Table of Contents

Divorce

What is the Family Law Act?
Who can use the Family Law Act?
Family dispute resolution
Dissolution and nullity
Injunctions
Intervening parties
Property
Appeals
Costs and fees

Parental Responsibility, Maintenance and Child Support

Parental responsibility for children
Maintenance
Child support

Same-sex and De Facto Families

Same-sex and de facto families
Children
Other financial matters
Contacts

Family Violence

Introduction
Family violence intervention orders (state law)
Injunctions under the Family Law Act (Cth)
Binding over (state law)
Compensation
What a victim should do
Housing and support services
Contacts

Adoption

Introduction
Legislation, regulations and rules
Common adoption situations
Placing a child for adoption
Consent
Who may adopt?
The use of family court orders
Adoption information services

Changing Your Name

Introduction
Registering a new name
Marriage
Naming a child
Changing registration of parentage details
Where to find the law

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