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 How the child care and protection process works in Australia 
 
Are you worried about FACS taking your children away? Knowing how the child care and protection process works in Australia, and how decisions are made, could to put your mind at ease and help you decide what to do next.

 

Every state and territory in Australia has its own child protection system, but they all follow the same basic process. These systems are designed to help children who may be at risk of abuse or neglect at home.

The following step-by-step guide relates to the child care and protection process in New South...

Care and protection matters: what are my rights?

If the state believes that a parent is not able to properly care for a child at this time, they may take the child away. This is a very distressing and confusing time, and you might not know where...

Separation and Divorce Mediation Checklist

Few things can tear apart a life more than separation and divorce. Along with the emotional devastation it brings, divorce also requires keeping a level head concerning the legal dissolution of...

How do Separation and Divorce affect my Will?

If you and your partner are considering separating or going through a divorce, it is important to know how this affects your will. Major changes in your life can have an automatic bearing on the...

Coping with Divorce: How to Settle your Property

Although going through separation or divorce can be a stressful and confusing time, knowing your rights and what property you are entitled to can make the process that bit less overwhelming. Here...