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Child and family law

Your local generalist Community Legal Centre can help you with information about family law and the law as it relates to children. Some also offer services such as Carer and Liable Parents Child Support Services, Intervention Order Support Programs and divorce classes. See the Find a CLC section of our website.

The following generalist and specialist CLCs have expertise in the area of family law and provide a range of services and resources.


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Women's Legal Service Victoria
The Women’s Legal Service Victoria is a specialist CLC that provides legal services, casework and representation, telephone advice and referral, community education, information and training, and undertakes law reform activities on issues affecting women. Services not dependent on where you live. The Women’s Legal Service Victoria al...
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Community Legal Centres

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (FVPLS)
FVPLS provides specialised family violence and family law advice to indigenous women in Victoria. Services not dependent on where you live.
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Barwon Community Legal Service
Barwon Community Legal Service is a generalist CLC with expertise in child support matters. Services provided only to people within the centre’s catchment area.
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Family Mediation Centre
The Family Mediation Centre is a specialist CLC that provides individuals, couples, families and children with practical assistance in resolving and managing conflict. It offers high quality mediation, counselling, education and information services. Services not dependent on where you live.
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Mental Health Legal Centre
The Mental Health Legal Centre is a specialist CLC with expertise in family law, guardianship and administration problems. Services not dependent on where you live.
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Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Peninsula Community Legal Centre is a generalist CLC with expertise in child support matters. They also run an Intervention Order Support Program at Frankston Magistrates` Court. Services provided only to people within the centre’s catchment area.
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Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service is a specialist CLC that handles some family law matters. Services provided to all Victorian Indigenous residents.
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Publications

Applying for an Intervention Order, 2006 (10th edition)
Published by the Victoria Law Foundation and Victoria Legal Aid, these booklets provide information on intervention orders.
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Child Support - an easy to read guide for parents and community workers, 2006
Published by the Geelong Community Legal Service, this booklet provides parents and community workers with an easy to read guide in all matters related to child maintenance
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Child support and parentage testing, 2007 (2nd edition)
Published by Victoria Legal Aid, this booklet explains how child support works and how to prove parentage. Download Child support and parentage testing from the Victoria Legal Aid website.
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Guns and Intervention Orders
Published by Brimbank/Melton Community Legal Centre at Community West, this leaflet is available by calling the Centre on 9971 1800 or emailing them at info@communitywest.org.au.
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Relationships and Centrelink: Frequently asked Questions, 2005
Published by the Illawarra Community Legal Centre (NSW), this is an excellent booklet.
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Responding to an Intervention Order, 2006 (10th edition)
Published by the Victoria Law Foundation and Victoria Legal Aid, these booklets provide information on intervention orders.
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Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Legal Aid publish other publications about family law.
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Websites

Attorney-General’s Department – Families
This section of the Attorney-General’s site has background information on the family law system and sections dealing with children, protection, alternatives to court, support, relationships, getting legal help and property.
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Human Services Victoria – Family
This section on the Human Service’s site is a portal to the various state government families and children offices, programs and resources.
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