Note: The lawyer is not required to assess eligibility under this guideline. Applications are submitted to ATLAS for assessment by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).
Applications for assistance under this guideline are not administered via the , but are assessed by us. Lawyers submitting an application in must ensure that evidence supporting the application is uploaded to ATLAS with the application.
Costs where an Independent children's lawyer (ICL) is appointed
In matters where an ICL is appointed in a parenting disputes matter, parties may be required to contribute to the costs of the ICL. This requirement does not apply in proceedings about involving a child.
Ongoing assessment that client meets the guidelines
The lawyer must inform us if, at any point during the life of the grant, they are no longer satisfied that the client meets the guideline.
Notes on this guideline
Reviewed 20 April 2023