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I have separated

There are key issues you should think about after separation

We understand that family violence makes separation stressful and overwhelming to think about. Separation is also a time of increased risk for family violence.


There are key decisions you need to think about and practical things you can do such as telling Centrelink or your bank about the separation.


Different laws or rules will apply if there are children involved that are experiencing family violence. This impacts on your options


We will ask you questions on the next screens. These will help us get the right information for you.

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