Family law

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The Court’s family law jurisdiction includes applications for divorce, applications for spousal maintenance, property and financial disputes, parenting orders, enforcement of orders, location and recovery orders, warrants for the apprehension or detention of a child, and determination of parentage.

Attending court

Helpful videos

You can separate smarter
Did you know, you don’t need to argue? If it is safe to do so, there is a better way to separate. You can take ownership of your dispute. This video provides tips on how to separate smarter - whether you agree or partially agree, perhaps you can’t agree at all.
3:45 MIN
What to expect when attending a court hearing
An introduction and guide to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. As part of your separation, to legally resolve arrangements for your children or divide up your assets, you might find yourself at the FCFCOA. This video shares tips to help you understand what to expect if you have to attend a court hearing, whether in person or electronically.
4:19 MIN
A new court structure
This video guides you through what has changed and what you can expect from the new court system following the amalgamation of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Our host shares where you can find information such as New Forms, New Rules and New Practice Directions via the New FCFCOA Website.
2:36 MIN