New clients can make an appointment to see one of our solicitors to discuss their legal situation. We offer consultations by appointment outside the Melbourne CBD area including in, but not limited to, the South Eastern and Northern suburbs.
Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Legal Aid is a statewide body, which provides legal assistance to people who are not in a position to afford the cost of legal representation. Eligibility is means tested and there is also a merits test. If you are eligible for Legal Aid assistance we can act on your behalf pursuant to Victoria Legal Aid guidelines.
Family Relationships Australia
In order to be eligible for Legal Aid assistance in the Federal Circuit Court for a family law matter, the matter in dispute must be a priority matter. A priority matter is a matter which is considered as urgent by the Court, such as a child being in imminent danger or at risk of being removed from the state/country. As well as being a priority matter, to be eligible for Legal Aid assistance in the Family Court, you must have completed, or attempted to complete, Roundtable Dispute Management.
More information about Legal Aid assistance can be found here http://www.familyrelationships.gov.au
Melbourne Children’s Court
General information about the Melbourne Children’s Court, which hears criminal and family matters related to children under 18-years-of-age.
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Family Law matters are heard in the Federal Court. This site includes general information about the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and a helpful ‘How do I” section for self-represented individuals.