Free legal information: Family Law

Free legal information sessions held at the Legal Aid ACT office, located 2 Allsop Street Canberra. 

Divorce: This session will provide information on how to do your own divorce. 

Property: This session will explore how the Family Law Act is applied when a Court is asked to determine how to divide the assets and liabilities of a separated couple. 

Children: This session will provide information regarding the Family Law Act and how it applies to separated parents. 

RSVP is essential. Please see poster for further information and dates.

Law For Non-Lawyers

Legal Aid ACT, the Community Legal Centres, and other organisations are delivering a range of legal training sessions during 2018. 

Each session will be held on Wednesday morning. Each session is at the same time and in the same location.

Time: 9.30am-11.30am

Location: Legal Aid ACT, 2 Allsop Street, Canberra City

Cost: FREE. Materials and morning tea included.

RSVP: via Eventbrite link

See Eventbrite or download the poster for dates and session topics. 

Free legal information: Driving under the influence & licensing matters

This session is targeted at first time offenders who have been charged and are required to appear in court for drink driving, drug driving, or licensing matters. The sessions can also be useful for repeat offenders. You will be provided with information about how to prepare for your court date and what the likely or possible penalties are.

See brochure for dates and time.

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Separated Same-Sex Parented Families - Family Law Pathways Network



Date:               Thursday 25 October 2018

Time                1pm to 5pm

Venue:             The Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Acton

Cost:                $50.00

Includes:          Afternoon tea

RSVP:               Friday 19 October 2018

                        Eventbrite link here

CPD:                attendance at this seminar will provide you with CPD units


Contact Details:          Carol Benda or 6243 3463


Session Details

Luke’s presentation will explore changing social attitudes and recent trends in same-sex divorce from countries where marriage equality has existed for some time. Luke will then share the findings of his qualitative research undertaken with separated same- sex parents from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and regional Victoria.

His findings unpack their experiences of separation both before and after legal changes recognising female non-biological parents, and will discuss parents’ experiences of shared care over two and sometimes three households.

He will introduce us to guild-parented families, those who create their family with more than two parents and their subsequent unique experiences of separation and shared parenting. His findings will also uncover same-sex parents’ experiences and perceptions of separation services and service providers, including legal professionals, family relationship centres, and mediation and counselling services

About the presenter:

Dr Luke Gahan is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University and a Research Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

The Shine Done - Gordon Street, Acton: