Going through a separation can be a very difficult time. The emotional side of a separation is hard enough without even giving thought to the legal side. Avoid the mess of not knowing where to look, or what book to read, with our list of resources to turn to for information.

There are, however, some things that you need to consider when going through a separation. These include things such as, if you are married, do you want to get divorced? If you were in a defacto relationship, do you have any property that you need to separate? Hey, you may not even be sure if you were in a defacto relationship or not.

To help you negate this difficult period, we have composed a list of references that will help you better understand the legal implications of separating and what you have to do.


The Family Court

Western Australia – www.familycourt.wa.gov.au

Australia – www.familycourt.gov.au


Family Law Term Finder – http://lawtermfinder.mq.edu.au/


Non-profit organisations

Relationships Australia – www.relationships.org.au

Centacare – https://www.centrecare.com.au/

Anglicare – https://www.anglicarewa.org.au/



Western Australia: 

Family Court Act 1997-  https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_321_homepage.html


Family Law Act 1975 – https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C01106

Family Law Rules 2004 – https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017C00701

Family Law Regulations 1984 – https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017C00645


We hope that these resources help burden the stress of your separation. Please feel free to get in contact with us to help with the legal side of your separation.



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