Separating from a partner when you have a child or children can be a very stressful time, so it is important to be as best supported as possible. This support should be twofold: First, you should be supported in a legal sense, so you understand and are equipped to deal with your situation. Second, and equally as important, is emotional and other practical support.
Understanding the basics of family law relating to children can really help take a lot of the stress out of the equation – so let’s get started.
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Where to go for assistance:
- Law Society of NSW - Solicitor Referral Service; 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000; (02) 9926 0300, or 1800 422 713 (outside Sydney); firstname.lastname@example.org
- Legal Aid; (02) 9219 5880
- Federal Circuit Court; (02) 9217 7136
- Family Law National Enquiry Centre; 1300 352 000
- Law Access; 1300 888 529
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