Family law covers all aspects of family relationships – breakdowns, divorce, care of children, financial support of children and former partners and property division.
Family law can be difficult to understand, so Legal Aid Queensland have put together a booklet which helps break it down: ‘You and family law’. Further support may be available from Legal Aid Queensland, and their Family law webpage can be a good place to start. It may also be beneficial to apply for a grant of aid from Legal Aid Queensland if going through Family Court proceedings.
In some circumstances, separation and divorce do not require solicitors and court involvement. To support people who can separate amicably, the Federal Government has developed an app, known as amica to help people separate as simply, quickly and affordably as possible.