Australian Family Law Resources + Dispute Resolution -> Smart List

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Before you file - pre-action procedure for parenting cases (prescribed brochure)

This brochure provides information for people considering applying to the Court for parenting orders. It provides information about the pre-action procedures required before starting a case.

Before you file - pre-action procedure for financial cases (prescribed brochure)

This brochure provides information for people considering applying to the Court for financial orders. In particular, it provides information about pre-action procedures required before starting a case.

Compulsory Family Dispute Resolution Procedures

This fact sheet is for people who need information on the procedures and requirements for Compulsory Family Dispute Resolution in family law proceedings. Changes have been made to the family law system to encourage parents to develop cooperative parenting solutions without going to court.

Create a [Self-Service] Australian Application for Divorce for $110 excl. $930 Court filing fee [Sole or Joint Application].

This online process creates an Application for Divorce for parties to a marriage who are eligible to apply for a dissolution of marriage. It does not determine issues between the parties of financial support, property distribution or arrangements for children - it simply recognises that the marriage has ended. To be eligible to apply for a dissolution of marriage: 1️⃣ The marriage must have broken down irretrievably and there must be no reasonable likelihood of cohabitation between the parties being resumed; 2️⃣ The parties must have separated and thereafter lived separately and apart for a continuous period for at least 12 months and 1 day [Parties to a marriage may be held to have separated lived separately & apart notwithstanding that: the cohabitation was brought to an end by the action or conduct of one only of the parties; and/or they have continued to reside in the same residence …]; and 3️⃣ At least one of the parties must meet the criteria for Australian citizenship or residence.

Parent's guide to child support

Information to help parents understand the child support scheme.

Family Relationship Advice Line Ph: 1800 050 321

Information for all families - whether together or separated - about family relationship issues. Find out about a range of services to assist families to manage relationship issues, including helping families agree on arrangements for children after parents separate. An Australian Government Initiative.


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The Practitioner's Guide to Family Law

Published by the NSW Law Society -> young Lawyers (Family Law Committee)

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Family Law Settlement Service | The Law Society of NSW

The Family Law Settlement Service (FLSS) is a mediation program, administered by the Law Society's Alternative Dispute Resolution department, suitable for financial or property disputes that are at the post-conciliation conference stage. Parenting matters are suitable for referral at any time and will be allocated to Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FDRPs).

Consent Orders -> Suspend Family Court Litigation to allow for Mediation

The parties have agreed to engage in mediation with the Family Law Settlement Service administered by the Law Society of New South Wales and the New South Wales Bar Association in good faith in an endeavour to resolve outstanding financial and parenting (delete as appropriate) issues between them.

A bot for divorce and separation? Absolutely.

We’ve just launched our beta of Lumi, our personal separation guide. Lumi is a bot who has expertise in law, mediation and counselling, and was created to provide people with a more constructive and accessible way forward when relationships breakdown.

Do you or your x-partner have money waiting to be claimed?

Find out how people lose track of their money and how much there is to claim in each state.

The rights of former partners/spouses to deceased estate

15 March 2018 by Ursula Stanisich: Barrister and Nationally Accredited Mediator

When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.

How to separate and divorce amicably in Australia | Adieu

Separating and divorcing amicably often turns out to be much harder than couples initially expect. To give yourself the best chance, know your options and be clear from the beginning about what’s most important to you moving forward from the relationship. As a mediator and designer of dispute resolution systems […]

Wevorce: Premiere Online Divorce [USA Law]

We help you handle your divorce in less time and for less money. Our self-guided solution offers: A peaceful, collaborative divorce process averaging 30 days Financial mapping and co-parenting tools powered by best-in-class technology. Your docs are guaranteed to be court-compliant. [Glimpse of the future]

Do you or your x-partner have a Crypto Currency Wallet?

MEW is an example of the most popular: Free, open-source, client-side Ethereum wallet. Enabling you to interact with the blockchain easily & securely. It can be used in combination with a hardware wallet like the Ledge Nano S for increased protection and security.

NSW Law Society -> Appoint Independent Solicitor

Normally used to assist with the implementation of a Family Law Property Settlement or to represent a child/minor.

Family law kit (published by the Australian Federal Police)

Police and Family Law If you are concerned for the safety or welfare of a child, contact your State or Territory child welfare service, or your local police. If you have immediate concerns that a child is in danger or at risk of abduction, contact the police in your State or Territory on Triple Zero (000).


Links to Pro Bono (Free) Legal Assistance in Australia

When you can't afford a lawyer these links to legal assistance organisations + their publications can help.

Family Dispute Resolution Process — Relationships Australia

Family Dispute Resolution is a process by which people who are in conflict can be supported to communicate with each other about what is important for them and how to make decisions relevant to resolving their dispute.

Do you or your x-partner own any Crypto Currency?

In any property settlement today, this question needs to be asked? Has your x-partner purchased a hardware wallet like the highly popular Ledger Nano S? or do they only have an online wallet like the similarly popular My Etherium Wallet (or both)?

Child Support Estimator

You should not rely on an estimate as a guarantee for future income or payment.

Separating couples mediation | Settling disputes out of court

Mediation for separating couples, including how mediation works and how to arrange it.

Mediation & Arbitration facilities | The Law Society of NSW

The Law Society provides purpose designed and appointed mediation, arbitration and meeting facilities in a private and secure environment. Located on Level 12 at 170 Phillip Street, the facilities offer superbly appointed rooms with adjoining party rooms. Please call (02) 9926 0279 for bookings, or use the online form at the bottom of this page.

What is an Affidavit? - Legal Blog -

An affidavit is a written statement of the facts of a case in your eyes. The person who is relying on the affidavit must confirm that the contents are true.

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