There is plenty of information and support available to help you understand and cope with the difficulties of going through a separation or divorce. Those difficulties can range from the financial strain of living on a reduced income to the practical and emotional challenges of adjusting to your new situation.
Here are some useful resources:
The Family Law Courts website
This a good source of information on how to:
- apply for divorce
- get legal advice
- deal with property and money, and
- make arrangements for children during and after separation
The Family Relationships Australia website
This the Government’s main resource about family relationship issues, including the range of services to help people who separate.
The Department of Human Services Child Support website
This site offers a parents’ guide to child support and information on Government support for separated parents.
Mediator Locator online tool
Use this national director of mediators to find a local mediator who can help you come to an agreement with your ex-partner without going to court.
Women’s information and referral services
Available in each state and territory, these services provide women with free and confidential support, information and referrals. Visit their websites for information and advice for women on the financial impact of separation and divorce.