Women and Family Law

Please note: there will be significant changes to the Family Law Act as of 6 May 2024. The information provided in this 12th edition of Women and Family Law is specific to the current Family Law Act 1975. We will update this version by 6 May 2024. You can contact Women’s Legal Service NSW for legal advice about how these changes might affect your parenting matter.

A plain-English guide to family law in New South Wales covering a range of topics such as divorce, children, property settlements and AVOs.

This is the 12th edition of Women and Family Law published November 2023.

This resource is available online, as an eBook in PDF format.


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This edition of Women and Family Law is currently only available online and in PDF format.


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