Getting divorced

Either party can apply for divorce. It does not matter who left the marriage, or whether the other party does not want a divorce. A Joint Application may also be made by both parties together. Before the court can hear the application, there must be proof that the parties have some link with Australia. The husband or wife must, at

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/family-law/separation-and-divorce/breakdown-of-marriage/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Related Links: A divorce kit , Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Also in: Separation and Divorce

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Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission was established in 1986 as an independent statutory organisation reporting to the Commonwealth Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday.

Defacto/Same Sex Property Settlements

The law in relation to de facto and same sex couples has changed in Tasmania. A de facto relationship is between two adults of the opposite sex or two adults of the same sex. A de facto property settlement is now governed by the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

Phone: 1800 682 468

Web Address: http://womenslegaltas.org.au/wordy/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/De-facto.pdf

Link Owner: Women's Legal Service Tasmania

Also in: De Facto relationships , Housing , Separation and Divorce

Women’s Legal Service

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania provides a statewide service for women in relation to family law, separation and divorce, property settlements, family violence, child support and child protection.  Women’s Legal Service Tasmania is a community legal service funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.  The service operates a free and statewide service, with offices in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. Women’s legal service provides

Web Address: http://www.womenslegaltas.org.au

Link Owner: Women's Legal Service Tasmania

Also in: Adoption , Crime , De Facto relationships , Discrimination , Health & Ageing

Photos & Videos on Your Phone

There are different rules for photographing or recording things depending on whether you are in a public place or on private property.  A public place is a social space that is open and accessible to all, like a park. Generally, you have a right to take photos and videos of public places and the people within them. But if you are

Web Address: http://www.lawstuff.org.au/tas_law/topics/article10

Link Owner: Lawstuff - Know your rights

Also in: Digital law and Safety , Harassment & Bullying , Sexting

Family Violence & Restraint Orders

Family Violence Orders and Restraint Orders are designed to stop threats, property damage, violence, intimidating behaviour and emotional abuse. They tell the offender to stay away from you and/or to stop behaving in certain ways.

Organisation Address: 23 - 25 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Phone: 03 616 57136

Web Address: http://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/going_to_court/restraint_orders

Link Owner: Magistrates court of Tasmania

Also in: Domestic Violence , Restraining Orders

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