Despite the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2017, LGBTQIA+ families still face stigma and might have trouble accessing the same resources and support that heterosexual families receive. Whatever challenge you are facing, we can provide you with solutions and support at every step of the way.
Here are just some of the family law challenges we can help you to navigate:
As far as parenting arrangements go, the same issues that apply to heterosexual relationships generally apply to same-sex or LGBTQIA+ couples. However, there can be complicating factors that make coming to a resolution more difficult, like donor agreements and rights, biological parentage, or assisted reproduction. Whether you are married, in a de facto relationship, separated or otherwise, we’ll help you get advice and support for your unique parenting situation.
Domestic violence isn’t just common in heterosexual relationships, but also in LGBTIQ+ relationships, where people are less likely to seek support due to barriers like homophobia and transphobia. If you think that you might be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, we can provide you with a safe space to find information, get clarity and seek help from those who understand the issues you are facing in your unique relationship.
Legally changing your gender can be an important and affirming step to reclaiming your sense of identity. But navigating the legal processes involved can be complicated and time-consuming. We can guide you through it.
Divorce and separation
The same rules that apply to heterosexual divorce and separation also apply to LGBTIQ+ couples. But there can be complicating factors around property and financial matters that need special consideration. We’ll provide you with the information, resources and support you need to make informed decisions.
Whether you are facing one of the challenges above or something else, we are here to help you get through it. From giving you resources and reading material through to helping you get in touch with a lawyer, financial advisor or psychologist that specialises in your area of need, we’ll be on your side until your issue is resolved.