Factsheets 2019-10-01T15:40:52+09:30

TEWLS has produced a series of factsheets to give general information about Family Law.

The TEWLS Family Law Factsheets explain four key areas of family law; separation, divorce, parenting arrangements and property arrangements. Their purpose is to provide legal information and answers to commonly asked questions for women experiencing or about to experience these matters.

TEWLS are grateful to Madeline Tzevakos for her assistance in designing the TEWLS Family Law Factsheets.

These factsheets are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice – if you need legal advice about Family Law matters, you can Contact Us for an appointment or Make an Appointment via our website.

TEWLS Family Law Factsheet – Separation

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TEWLS Family Law Factsheet – Divorce

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TEWLS Family Law Factsheet – Parenting Arrangements

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TEWLS Family Law Factsheet – Property Arrangements

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External Resources

The following external service providers have produced helpful factsheets in a range of legal areas, including employment law.

These factsheets are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice – if you need legal advice about civil and family law matters, you can Contact Us for an appointment or Make an Appointment via our website.

Women and Work Fact Sheets

NT Working Women’s Centre (NTWWC)

These fact sheets provide general information about rights and entitlements, as well as responsibilities, and an overview of employment law.

You can access these fact sheets via the NTWWC here.

Marriage, Families and Separation (prescribed brochure)

Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia

This brochure provides information for people considering, or affected by separation or divorce.

To access this brochure, please go to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia website here.

Information Sheets

Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT)

NTCAT provides a forum for reviewing a wide range of administrative decisions and for resolving certain civil disputes (such as residential tenancy matters and small claims up to an amount of $25,000). NTCAT also exercises jurisdiction in relation to the regulation of particular professions and the protection of civil rights, for example by appointing guardians for vulnerable adults. In all its jurisdictions NTCAT aims to achieve outcomes that are prompt, fair and inexpensive.NTCAT is much less formal than a court and its procedures are less complicated. Lawyers are permitted in most cases but usually are not necessary.

NTCAT has a range of information sheets to explain specific NTCAT processes and procedures, including compulsory conferences, enforcing an NTCAT order, and challenging a NTCAT order.

You can access these information sheets via the NTCAT website here.

Publications, Brochures and Fact Sheets

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit Court has produced a range of Publications, Brochures and Fact Sheets for the Family Law jurisdiction, including information for people wanting to apply to the Court for orders, information about separation and stress, and dispute resolution in family law proceedings.

To access the Publications, Brochures and Fact Sheets, you can visit the Federal Circuit Court of Australia website here.

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