Factsheets: family law and separation

RLC's Financial Abuse Service NSW has produced a series of factsheets on family law for people separating from their partner or spouse.

These seven user-friendly guides provide explanations of common legal processes people may be confronted with when separating as well as tips and information on how to navigate them.  They look at what options you may be eligible for such as parenting orders or spousal maintenance.  

The factsheets aim to empower you throughout the process, ensuring you are both financially and legally secure.  You can find a step-by-step guide on what you need to bring with you and prepare when separating as well as an explanation of what you can expect within the court process.

There is also detailed information for victim-survivors of family violence, including the definition of family violence in family law, what to tell the court if you have experienced family violence, and how to prepare to leave.  

Access all the family law factsheets here, or select individual topics below: