You may have visited our website to read information about separation, divorce, parenting orders or property settlement and you may not yet want to pick up the phone and arrange an appointment with a family lawyer. If you have not been able to find the information you are searching for on our Legal Services or News and Information pages, then we still hope to be able to assist you in some way.
The team at Mahony Family Lawyers has noted down a list of websites that as family lawyers we have found useful and that our clients have also found helpful. We hope you do too.
Please remember, the best way to obtain your family law advice is by sitting down and speaking with an experienced family lawyer.
This is the official website of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. This Court was established on 1 September 2021 when the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia were combined.
The Court has a focus on innovation and fair and efficient processes that centre on risk, responsiveness, and resolution. The Court is focused on allowing Australian families the opportunity to resolve their disputes faster through simplified procedures.
On this website you can access information on Court processes and Court events, filing fees, download Court forms and locate a Court Registry near to you. The website is accessed regularly by our team of family law professionals to keep up to date on recent judgments and the evolving family law system.
Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people across New South Wales. Their legal services include criminal, family and civil law.
Legal Aid NSW have a helpful “Means Test Indicator” which is a guide to whether a person may be financially eligible for Legal Aid assistance. This is a guide only and not a guarantee of eligibility. Our team will often use this tool during an initial conversation with a client seeking Legal Aid assistance. The Means Test Indicator can be accessed here or alternatively you may telephone us on 02 9018 9408 for an assessment of your eligibility for Legal Aid assistance.
Relationships Australia offer relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. Services offered around the country include counselling and family dispute resolution (mediation). Our team of family lawyers will often refer clients for counselling, mediation or post-separation courses at Relationships Australia. Relationships Australia are also a key provider of Children’s Contact Services offering supervised visits in a range of locations.
The Child Support Agency website provides information about payments and services for separated parents providing financial support to children. You can make an application for child support online, estimate or compare payment rates and access information on the formula used to work out the amount of child support you need to pay or receive under Australian law.
At Family Violence Law Help you can learn about domestic and family violence and the law in Australia. You can access information about Family Law, Child Protection Law, Domestic Violence Orders and staying safe.
1800Respect is the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. You can access confidential information, counselling and support via the website and also by phoning their 24 hour crisis line on 1800 737 732.
Interrelate is a not-for-profit provider of relationship services that specialise in supporting parents and children. Interrelate offers mediation, family counselling, parenting courses and supervised Contact Centres in a range of locations. Our team of family law professionals will often identify relevant courses offered by Interrelate to assist our clients in the next chapter of their post-separation parenting.
Uniting provides a range of services in the community. Particularly relevant in the family law sphere, are Uniting’s counselling and mediation services which provide a safe, confidential place to discuss concerns and relationship issues. It is common for referrals to be made to Uniting’s Anchor Program supporting children through separation and the Keeping Contact Program aimed at supporting families experiencing difficulties with communication and conflict during separation.
Up to Parents is a website offering free online workshop and courses to separated parents.
Family Relationships Online is an Australian Government initiative providing assistance to families having relationship difficulties, going through separation, focusing on children’s parenting arrangements after separation and dealing with family and domestic violence. Our skilled family lawyers will often assess and refer suitable clients to services offered by Family Relationships.
LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in New South Wales. You can contact LawAcccess by telephone on 1300 888 529
Family Connect and Support brings together families, support services and community resources so that children and young people are safe and well. You can use the search function on the website to locate your local Family Connect and Support provider.
Parent Line counsellors provide confidential and non-judgemental advice and support for parents, carers or professionals living in NSW. The Parent Line counsellors can help with positive parenting strategies, useful information and referrals to a variety of face-to-face services. Parent Line is a place to explore frustrations, feel supported and discuss different options to create more harmonious family relationships.