Handy links to useful information & advice

Family Court of Australia

This provides information about the Family Court system, including forms, fees and information on aspects of family law. This court normally hears more complex cases, involving child abuse or domestic violence (for example)

Family Relationships Online

Provides information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution

Legal Aid Office Queensland

The Legal Aid Office Queensland may be able to provide legal assistance to family members who need help with family law issues.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

This court hears straightforward parenting and property cases.

Marriage Families and Separation brochure

A good brochure providing general information about issues that come up for families who are separating

National Association of Community Legal Centres

A not for profit community organistaion which helps people who cannot afford to see Lawyers or go through mediation

Women's Legal Service

Free legal help for women in Queensland with domestic violence, complex family law and sexual assault notes counselling privilege matters.

MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78
MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns. We’re here to help anywhere, anytime.

National Council for Single Mothers and their Children

Provides advice and information about services and support to help single mothers.

Children’s Contact Services

Provides a list of Children’s Contact Services providers. Children's contact services help children and parents to maintain contact where contact visits are difficult because of high levels of conflict between the parents or concerns for the safety of family members. 

Relationships Australia

This is a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation that provides support services for individuals, families and communities.

Domestic violence

Information, resources and referrals for people affected by family and domestic violence.


Crisis support hotline (1800 811 811) and information, resources and referrals for people affected by family and domestic violence.

Centrelink Benefits

13 61 50
You may be entitled to certain Centrelink benefits including Sole Parents Payments or additional Family Tax Benefits. You can make enquiries about your entitlements by phoning the Department of Human Services.

Child Support

13 12 72
If your spouse is providing you with financial support voluntarily you should see a lawyer before contacting the Child Support Agency.
If your spouse is not providing you with financial support voluntarily then you can make enquiries about your entitlements by phoning the Child Support Agency. The online child support calculator can provide you with an indicative amount, depending on your circumstances.

Parent Line

1300 301 300
Parentline is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support for parents and carers of children in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services. Find out how these services can help you, a friend or loved one.


1300 22 46 36
provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Best for kids

Legal information for young people and their families. This website will give you legal information about family separation, going into care, domestic violence, the police, and legal problems in day- to- day life.

Anastasia Michael, Child Consultant

Michael is now working collaboratively with Anastasia Michael, Child Consultant, to provide an affordable, child inclusive mediation process that will benefit all parties. Here is a link to Anastasia's professional LinkedIn profile.

Lexon Mediation Checklist

A very helpful Mediation Checklist for lawyers

D'Amore Mental Health

The Effects of Child Abuse and Childhood Trauma
Child Abuse and Childhood trauma can impact a person well into adulthood, often in unexpected ways.

New Leaf Detox & Treatment

New Leaf Detox and Treatment provides life-changing care to empower people to overcome their chemical dependence and mental health issues and make changes that will support a happy and healthy future, free from the constraints of addiction.