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Legislation relating to resolving family disputes

Legislation related to resolving family disputes.

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

This Act relates to marriage, divorce and matrimonial causes. It includes law about parental responsibility for children and financial matters arising out of the breakdown of de facto relationships.

See Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)(opens in a new window).

Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 (Cth)

These regulations set out the process for accreditation of family dispute resolution practitioners. The obligations of practitioners are set out including the information that they must give to the parties before they participate in dispute resolution. The family dispute resolution practitioners certificate is prescribed in the Schedule of the regulations.

See Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 (Cth).

Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth)

These Regulations explain the procedures under the Family Law Act 1975. This includes matters related to the breakdown of relationships, including care and maintenance of children, property division and divorce.

See Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth)(opens in a new window).