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Related or Useful Websites

With our long experience in Family Law we have developed relationships with a number of experts in peripheral fields, such as accountants, psychologists and psychiatrists whom we can refer you to if required. However, the following are general Family Law related websites and services which may assist you.

Family Court of Australia

The Family Court deals with select cases involving children and parenting issues, including serious allegations of family violence, sexual and physical abuse of a child, and child abduction.


Federal Circuit Court of Australia

In April 2013 the Federal Magistrates Court changed its name to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The changes were implemented to reflect the Court’s role as a Federal Court.  At the time the Court was renamed, the Federal Magistrates that presided in the Court also became known as Judges.  The role of the Court is still the same as it has been and that is to deal with most issues arising in Family Law Cases, including parenting and maintenance of children, the division of property and maintenance in a marriage and in de facto relationships and Applications for Divorce.


Queensland Courts

The Queensland Courts website contains information about the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Queensland. These courts deal with a range of criminal matters, including domestic violence cases, child maintenance and child protection orders.


Queensland Law Society

The Queensland Law Society is the peak professional body for Queensland solicitors. It monitors the practices of solicitors to ensure that they meet the standards set for the profession.


Child Support Agency

The CSA is responsible for administering Australia’s Child Support Scheme, including supporting separated parents to transfer payments to their spouse for the benefit of their children.


Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is the peak body in Queensland dealing with legal and justice issues. Agencies that are part of the Department include the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and Crown Law.


Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Department is the Australian Government’s main source of advice on social policy. The Department implements programs and services dealing with issues such as homelessness, persons with a disability, and Indigenous persons.


Department of Communities – Child Safety Services

Child Safety Services is the Queensland Government agency for child protection, foster care and adoption services. The Department functions to protect children from harm or who are at risk of harm. The Governing Body formally known as Department of Child Safety (or DOCS) is now called the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.


Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia provide support for people those who are married or in a de facto relationship, including counselling and mediation services.


Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

AustLII is a free online resource for Australian legal information. The website provides access to both cases and legislation from all Australian jurisdictions.


Real Estate Institute of Queensland

The REIQ is the peak professional body for the real estate industry in Queensland. It offers advice and assistance in buying and selling property, including in Family Law matters.


Office of State Revenue

The Office of State Revenue is part of the Queensland Treasury. It collects State taxes, conducts audits and recovers unpaid taxes and royalties.


Department of Natural Resources

DERM provides services to the public dealing with property, titles and valuations, including title searches, and the lodgement and withdrawal of caveats on properties.