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Helping you to separate smarter

amica is a simple, affordable and quick way for couples to agree on parenting, property and money issues when they separate.

Find out how amica works
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Why use amica

Free and low-cost options

Pay a small price for creating agreements, or pay nothing if you’re on an income support payment.

Step-by-step expert guidance

amica was designed by family lawyers to guide you through the process from beginning to end.

Use it anywhere

amica works on computers, tablets and mobiles, so you can use it anywhere.

Separating made simple

amica explains legal concepts around separating in simple and supportive language.

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Divide your money and property

amica gives you step-by-step guidance about what information to enter, so you won’t miss anything. Then amica does the maths and suggests a fair division taking into account your situation.

  1. Follow the easy steps to enter your information.

  2. Our smart technology will suggest a fair division of your money and property, based on your situation. Accept the suggestion or work together on amica to find an alternative suggestion that works for both of you.

  3. Download your agreement that outlines everything you've agreed on.

Learn about property

Create parenting arrangements

amica gives you step-by-step guidance about what to include such as nights with each of you, special occasions, school holidays, health and travel, and how you will keep in touch about arrangements.

  1. Start by selecting nights the children will spend with each of you.

  2. Follow amica’s easy steps to decide on things like school holidays, education, health and travel to complete your agreement.

  3. Download your agreement that outlines everything you've agreed on.

Learn about parenting arrangements

Separating during COVID-19

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have both established a court list dedicated to dealing with urgent family law disputes that have happened as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about it here on the Family Court website.

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What people are saying

“This is a genius idea!”

David Koch, Sunrise Program

“It's been an absolute godsend for us. It helped us start these difficult conversations.”


“It covered things we wouldn’t have thought of.”


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