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Relationships and children

This page has links to websites, fact sheets, and videos that explain the law about separation, parenting, and child protection. You can request a copy of these by calling 1800 019 343 or filling in our publications order form.

For more information or legal advice, call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.




Family violence law help

Family violence law help has information about family law, child protection, domestic and family violence, the law, and where to get help. Click here to visit the website (this link will open a new page). 



The Family Law Guide

The Family Law Guide is for people who are thinking about or have already separated from their partner, as well as people who need to reach an agreement about children, child support or property. The guide helps people understand what their options are when separating.
Click here to visit the Family Law Guide (this link will open a new website).









LawInfo NT is a website with plain language information about the law. You can read, watch, listen to, or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you.
Click here for information about family (this link will open a new website).
Click here for information about domestic violence (this link will open a new website).






The NT Law Handbook

The NT Law Handbook is a practical guide to legal issues that affect people living in the Northern Territory. It includes information on the legal system, marriage, children, credit and debt, criminal proceedings, discrimination, young people, social security, health, copyright and much more.
Click here to access the NT Law Handbook (this link will open a new website).



Fact sheets

Facts about: Child protection matters

This fact sheet explains what the law says about protecting children, making sure they are healthy and safe from harm. Read more…


Facts about: Domestic violence

This fact sheet has information about what domestic and family violence is, the types of domestic violence, mandatory reporting, and help available for victims in the Northern Territory. Read more…


What is an independent children’s lawyer?

This fact sheet has information about how an independent children’s lawyer helps families going to court. Read more…





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Moving beyond family conflict: A guide to family dispute resolution in the Northern Territory (15:36)



Family problems: Your rights when things go wrong (English, Warumungu, Warlpiri, Tiwi) (26:01)

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