The Family Law Court website provides general information for the public about the family law process. Topics available on the site include divorce and separation, financial and property matters, family violence, parenting and children’s matters and appeals.
The Family Law Court handles complex family law matters and appeals from the Federal Circuit Court and a single judge in the Family Law Court. The website provides some limited general information, in addition to access to court lists and various online filing services.
The Federal Circuit Court is able to hear most family law matters. The website provides useful forms and applications, information regarding fees and daily court listings.
The Child Support Agency (CSA) supports separated parents in taking joint financial responsibility for their children post separation. The CSA is responsible for registering child support cases and assessing the level of support payable with a statutory formula.
Child support assessment provides step by step assistance in estimating child support payable by the other parent and /or family assistance paid by Centrelink.
Family Relationships online is a source of information about a wide range of services available in relation to family relationship issues. This includes access to services that assist parents to agree on appropriate arrangements for children after separation.
The Australian Government website also lists other available family law resources, such as the Child Support Agency interview service.
The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (Act) governs the operation of family law in Australia. The Act may be found by searching online at the:
Australasian Legal Information Institute’s (AustLii) www.austlii.edu.au/
The Family Law Act 1975: www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/fla1975114/
Contact Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams Family Solicitors to help guide your through your family law matters.