Info about separating

Separating can be overwhelming and confusing, so it is helpful to have information that you can trust.

This section has information about many of the things that you might want to know about if you are separating or thinking about separating.


Learn about separating in Australia including some important information about timelines and options for support.

Parenting arrangements

Learn more about making arrangements that suit your kids and your family.

Money and property

Learn about how separating couples can divide money and property fairly.

De facto relationships

Learn about what counts as a de facto relationship and important time frames to be aware of when separating.

Family violence help

Get help with family violence and learn more about how violence can impact the separation process.

Help for kids

Helpful info for kids for when your parents break up.

Information for Indigenous Australians

Learn about culturally appropriate services for Indigenous Australians to help with separation and family support.

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