Family Law Factsheet No. 4: 10 steps to follow when you separate

Separation can be a very difficult decision. However, once the decision has been made to separate, this factsheet contains practical steps that may help to make separation smoother.

If you have experienced family and domestic violence, or may be at risk, you should have a safety plan before you take any of these steps. You can make a free call to the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 (available 24/7) for help making a safety plan, as well as free counselling and referrals to other support services.

Published on 1 June 2021.