Our family law solicitors in Newcastle can assist you with your Legal Aid applications.
Gillard Family Lawyers is on the panel for family law legal aid in New South Wales.
We are able to assist you with your legal aid application, or alternatively, you can contact legal aid and make an application directly, and nominate Gillard Family Lawyers in Newcastle as your preferred solicitors.
In New South Wales legal aid is available for parenting matters concerning the living arrangements of children, and in some limited circumstances legal aid is also available for property matters.
To assist you with your application, our useful links page has a direct link to the legal aid website. The legal aid website has links to forms that you will need to complete. There is also a means test indicator that helps in assessing your eligibility for a legal aid grant.
If you are successful in an application for legal aid, we can represent your legal interest by attending:
- family law mediations
- recovery order court proceedings
- interim hearings, directions hearings and final hearings.
Have you been served with court documents?
If you have been served with an Initiating Application, you will need to file a Response with the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court in Newcastle. Your Response documentation will need to be filed within the required time period. Therefore, pay close attention to the dates on the documents and if appropriate promptly apply for legal aid.
If you have been served with an urgent recovery order or wish to make an application for an urgent recovery order for a child, then contact our office.
Ongoing Legal Aid
Throughout your family law matter you will need to continue to provide up to date information to Legal Aid about your financial circumstances and Court matter.