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.
Separation and divorce
Information about divorce in Victoria. It covers legal issues to consider when separating, including for de facto couples.
Marriage, families and separation
A guide for people considering separation or divorce. It includes information about counselling and support, compulsory dispute resolution and the steps involved in court cases over parenting or financial issues.
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.
Explains how to make a divorce application. It covers the process and the requirements.
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.
Want to speak with someone about separation or divorce?
Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387