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Child support and parentage testing

September 2018

A free booklet with information for anyone who has a child and is not living with the other parent.

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Family violence intervention order applications – for respondents

September 2018

This free fact sheet will help a respondent understand what an intervention order is, why you need to see a lawyer and how they can help, and what might happen at court.

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Law help guide 2018

Law help guide 2018

November 2017

This free guide produced by the Victoria Law Foundation includes information and contact details to help people find free or low-cost legal services, complaint or dispute settlement services and private lawyers.

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Family violence intervention order applications – for affected family members

September 2017

This free fact sheet will help affected family members understand what an intervention order is, why you need to see a lawyer and how they can help, and what might happen at court.

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How to respond to a family violence intervention order

September 2017

This free booklet is about family violence intervention orders. It explains what intervention orders are and how they work.

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Safe at home: how to get a family violence intervention order (English)

February 2017

This free booklet is about family violence intervention orders. It can help you, or someone you know who has experienced violence at home.

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What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals (education kit)

December 2016

A free education kit with videos about common legal problems that people newly arrived to Australia may encounter for use in English language classes and in community settings.

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The role of an independent children’s lawyer

August 2016

This free fact sheet will help you to understand what an independent children’s lawyer does, how family reports work, what you can do to help your child and where to get help.

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Family Violence Intervention Order: Opposing a firearm licence

August 2016

This free brochure is for anyone living in Victoria who has a family violence intervention order and who is concerned that the perpetrator has a firearm licence.

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You and family law: a short guide

June 2016

This free booklet is for people who need information on family law.

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Family Dispute Resolution Service

April 2015

This free fact sheet explains how the Family Dispute Resolution Service can help people resolve their family disputes.

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After you have separated: making arrangements about the children (Chinese)

September 2013

A free fact sheet about making arrangements for children following the separation of parents who were in a relationship.

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After you have separated: making arrangements about the children (Vietnamese)

September 2013

A free fact sheet for making arrangements for children following the separation of parents who were in a relationship.

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After you have separated: making arrangements about the children (Arabic)

September 2013

A free fact sheet about making arrangements for children following the separation of parents who were in a relationship.

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The first step: getting help to reach agreement with the other parent (Arabic)

September 2013

This free fact sheet is for parents who are no longer in a relationship together, or are thinking about separating.

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