Self-represented litigants’ kit – Children -Evidence & procedure -Property

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This kit is for people involved in disputes under the Family Law Act 1975 (‘the Act’) about children and property. You may also wish to refer to our other family law publications.

WARNING: The information about children applies in all cases, but the information about property applies only to people who are or were married. People who are or were in domestic partnerships (de facto or same sex couples) cannot use the Act to resolve property disputes. For these matters get legal advice.

References are made to the Family Law Act 1975 and to the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 and the rules made under these acts. These Acts are regularly updated so it is extremely important that you obtain a copy of the most recent edition. Both acts can be viewed at a law library or on the internet.

This kit provides information only and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you are involved or are likely to be involved in court proceedings, you should get legal advice.

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