Fact #5 – Both parties in a family law dispute can get legal aid

Fact #5 – Both parties in a family law dispute can get legal aid

Thursday, 13 July 2017

We are providing a series of facts about family law legal aid. Fact #5 –  Both parties in a family law dispute can get legal aid.

You and your ex can get legal aid at the same time. It’s true that you can’t both use the same law firm, but you can both get legal aid – just from different sources.

Legal aid services can be provided by Victoria Legal Aid staff lawyers, private lawyers and some community legal centres, so it’s possible for both parties to have a lawyer without there being a conflict of interest.

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You can find out how to get help with parenting arrangements and child contact

Read our other facts about family law.