Parenting arrangements and child support
Recommended resources for:
- how to make a parenting plan if you are separating or divorcing
- going to court over parenting arrangements
- applying for parenting orders
- child support laws.
If you agree on parenting arrangements
Information about parenting plans if you and your ex-partner agree on arrangements for your children. It includes parenting plan forms.
Compulsory family dispute resolution - court procedures and requirements
A factsheet explaining when compulsory family dispute resolution is required before a family law case goes to court.
Parenting orders - obligations, consequences and who can help
A factsheet about how parenting orders work, explaining your legal obligations, penalties for not following an order and where you can get help.
Applying for parenting orders
Information about how to apply for a parenting order from a family law court. It explains the steps involved and what information you should provide.
Caring for children when you are not their parent
Information about how to make formal arrangements if you have a child in your care and you are not their parent.
Information about financial support paid by one parent to the other to help with the costs of a child aged under 18.
Want to speak with someone about parenting arrangements? Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387.