Family law can be complicated enough, but when family violence is in the mix, it becomes even more so. Now, to help Australians navigate the legal issues around family violence, a new national website has been launched, called Family Violence Law Help.
Anyone who is affected by or interested in family violence whether a victim, an educator or a frontline worker, will find the site useful for understanding domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help.
There is information on:
- Domestic and family violence
- Family law
- Child protection law
- Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders and
- Where to get help.
It also has information about the NSW Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS), who provide free legal and social support to people affected by domestic and family violence.
In the Getting Help section, people can obtain information relevant to their state about available legal services, courts, supports at court, counselling, housing and emergency accommodation, financial help, visas and immigration help, sexual assault services, LGBTIQ services, older persons services, disability services and other crisis supports.
As well as a great deal of helpful information relating to family law and child protection law, there’s also tips on safety at court, how to prepare for court, what happens during a departmental investigation regarding child protection, and much more. The site can also be translated into different languages and has useful factsheets to download or print. You can watch a tour of the website here short video.
Family Violence Law Help was developed by Legal Aid NSW on behalf of National Legal Aid. The project has been funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.
Do you need assistance with a family law matter? Please contact Canberra family lawyer Cristina Huesch or one of our other experienced solicitors here at Alliance Legal Services.
Please note our blogs are not legal advice. For information on how to obtain the correct legal advice, please contact Alliance Legal Services.