Note: The lawyer is not required to assess eligibility under this guideline. Applications are submitted to ATLAS for assessment by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).
VLA may make a grant of assistance for a child litigant in a parenting dispute to be represented in family dispute resolution at FDRS where:
- it is appropriate for the child litigant to participate in family dispute resolution at FDRS
- the parent, or person with , who would otherwise make the application is genuinely unwilling or unable to do so
- the following threshold tests are met:
Other mandatory requirements
As well as the requirements set out in Guideline 1.7, an additional criterion applies in the following circumstances:
Discharge or vary orders
If the significant change in circumstances has been caused by the applicant, VLA will consider the circumstances surrounding that change in deciding whether it is appropriate to make a grant of legal assistance to the applicant.
Notes on this guideline
Reviewed 19 April 2023