Under amendments to the Family Law Act which became effective on 1 July, 2006 when parties separate, whether married or not, and they have issues about ongoing care of their child or children before there are Court proceedings about child issues, they should have attempted to resolve such issues. This generally requires they attend a Relationship Centre.
However, attendance at such Centres only becomes compulsory after 1 July, 2007, subject to specific exceptions which include cases of urgency and domestic violence. However, before attending such Centres you should obtain legal advice so that you are aware of your legal rights.
A Relationship Centre is no substitute for obtaining legal advice. In all cases we recommend you obtain legal advice. You are not required to attend a Relationship Centre if you separate and have no issues about the child or children, but have issues relating to maintenance or division of assets.Back to FAQ
The closest train stations are Town Hall, taking the Park Street exit, or St James Station, taking the Elizabeth Street exit. John R Quinn & Co. is on the corner of Park and Elizabeth.
Best parking is in the Domain parking station. Take the moving footway and cross Hyde Park to reach our offices.