Child custody arrangements are made separately from your application for divorce. You can make child custody arrangements any time after you separate from your spouse, and before or after the divorce is finalised.
See our child custody page for more information.
If your situation is urgent, involves family violence or child abuse (or risk of abuse), or if the other parent refuses to negotiate, you may be able to apply directly to the court without going through mediation.
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