Family & Relationships





Daniel taylor photo

Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor Lawyers
Bairnsdale, VIC, AU

Stewart Levitt

Levitt Robinson Solicitors
New South Wales, Australia
A033a1aa b9a4 41df 8998 70506e3923c7

Bonnie Phillips

Coulter Roache Lawyers
Melbourne, VIC, AU
Prof pic

Rhiannon Malone

MGA Lawyers
Victoria, Australia
Pic 0 1398035249541

Tui Savu

Savu Esq
Western Australia, Australia

Jacqui See

Byford Legal
About this section

Family & Relationships

Family law regulates domestic relationships and family matters. There is a special Court system in Australia to deal with family issues, the Family Court of Australia. Domestic relationships include marriage, civil unions, and de facto partnerships. Family matters concern the raising of children, including custody, adoption, surrogacy and IVF. Usually, people come in contact with family law during situations of family breakdown, family violence, separation or divorce. In these cases, a person may need legal advice on how to divide property between partners, or how to arrange child custody, child maintenance or spousal maintenance. When agreement cannot be reached, independent mediation may be required. Sometimes this may be informal and organised by the people in the relationship. Other times the Court may need to be involved to finally settle the disputed issues. Litigation in the Family Court is always the last resort, however it is sometimes necessary.

Do you have a legal problem?

Consult with hundreds of lawyers and receive answers

Consult a lawyer