Marriage, separation and divorce
Recommended resources for:
- applying for a marriage certificate
- separation laws
- family dispute resolution
- getting a divorce in Victoria
- changing your name
- going to court over children and property.
Information about getting married in Victoria, including applying for marriage certificates and civil marriage services at the Victorian Marriage Registry.
Using family dispute resolution
A factsheet about family dispute resolution, including how it works and the possible benefits. It also explains when it is not appropriate.
Going to court to get a divorce
Information about going to court to get a divorce in Victoria. It covers how the family courts consider issues relating to property as well as the care and welfare of children.
Going to court to divide property
Information about how the court can help divide property between ex-partners. It explains consent and financial orders, the process for working out what is fair and time limits.
How to run your family law case
An information kit to help you prepare a family law case and represent yourself in court.
How do I apply for property and financial orders?
Information on how to apply for property and financial orders
Want to speak with someone about separation or divorce?
Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387