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Domestic and family violence

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Our legal system ... Information for women

General information for women about Queensland's legal system, and how we can help resolve legal matters.

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Our legal system ... Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

General information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women about Queensland's legal system, and how we can help resolve legal matters.

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What are my rights if ... I want to separate from my partner?

General information about your rights when separating from your partner, including information about domestic and family violence, applying for a domestic violence order, specialist services and what happens if you decide to move out.

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What are my legal rights if ... I want to separate from my partner? For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

General information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women about your rights when separating from your partner, including information about domestic and family violence, applying for a domestic violence order, specialist services and what happens if you decide to move out.

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Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service and Application Assistance Program

General information about the Women's Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service and Application Assistance Program for women experiencing domestic or family violence.

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Domestic violence protection order—information for applicants

Information for people applying for a domestic violence protection order and what happens when you go to court.

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Domestic violence protection order—information for respondents

Information for people who are respondents to an application for a domestic violence order and what happens when you go to court.

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Protect yourself—abuse is wrong!

A wallet card with our details if you're in a domestic or family violence situation. In an emergency always contact the police.

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Someone has applied for a domestic violence protection order against me. What are my legal options?

Details about what legal options are available to you if someone has applied for a domestic violence protection order against you.

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How do I get a domestic violence protection order?

Important information about domestic and family violence and how to apply for a domestic violence protection order.

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How to apply for a domestic violence order

This detailed guide takes you through the process of applying for a domestic violence order, what happens at court and what services are available to help you.

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2012 Law Week Hypothetical

A video of the 2012 Law Week Hypothetical focusing on family and domestic violence.

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Relationships and children

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Need help to sort out a family law problem?

General information about options for sorting out a family law problem through a family dispute resolution conference.

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How will a separate representative help my child in their child protection matter?

Information about separate representatives and how they can be appointed to represent your child's best interest during family law or child protection matters.

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Is a family report being prepared for your family law matter?

General information about how a family report is prepared and used in court during family law matters.

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Having trouble dividing your property after a separation or divorce?

General information about the property arbitration program and how it can help resolve disputes about property after separation or divorce.

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Do you have questions about a social assessment report?

General information about a social assessment report and how it's used in child protection matters.

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Organising child support and care arrangements for your children

General information about child support agreements, child support payments and making arrangements for the care of your children after a separation or divorce.

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Child support, Family Tax Benefit and your child care levels

Information for parents or non-parent carers about how the child support formula is calculated and situations that may affect the Family Tax Benefit.

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Do you have a grandchild in your care?

General information about what help, support and financial assistance is available if you have a grandchild in your care.

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Child protection and the Childrens Court

General information about child protection laws and dealing with the Childrens Court.

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Having your say in the Childrens Court—for young people in care

General information about services available to help you speak to the Childrens Court if you're a young person in care.

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What to expect when you go to the Childrens Court

General information about what happens if you have to go to the Childrens Court.

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What are your rights while in care?

Important information about your rights while in care.

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Deciding whether you should help with supervision

Information to help you decide whether you want to help with supervision when a parent spends time with their child.

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What happens when your parents go to court?

Information for children and teenagers to help you understand what happens if your parents have to go to court.

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What is an Independent Children’s Lawyer?

General information about the responsibilities of an Independent Children's Lawyer and how they can help you.

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Consent orders, parenting orders and parenting plans—A guide to preparing a written agreement with your ex-partner about arrangements for your children

A detailed guide to help you prepare consent orders, parenting orders or a parenting plan after a separation or divorce.

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You and family law - a short guide

A booklet for anyone needing basic information about family law, including people thinking about separation or who have separated.

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Life after separation—putting the pieces back together

A series of videos exploring what options and services are available during a family or relationship breakdown.

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When separating

A series of videos designed to help couples considering or experiencing separation.

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Criminal justice

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Have you been charged with an offence? A guide to appearing in the Magistrates Court

A detailed guide about what happens if you've been charged with an offence, going to court and possible penalties you may receive.

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Self-represented appeals. A guide to appealing a conviction or sentence

This publication is intended to help you understand the process to follow when appealing your sentence or conviction; what will happen in the courtroom, and how to prepare for your appeal including information about how to fill out the necessary forms.

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Bail by mail. A guide to applying for bail or varying bail if you have been charged with a crime in Queensland

A guide to applying for bail or varying bail if you've been charged with an offence in Queensland.

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Cyber bullying, sexting and Facebook. A guide to using social media safely to prevent cyber bullying and sexting, and where to get help

A guide to using social media safely to prevent cyber bullying and sexting and where to get help.

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Are you in prison and need legal help?

Information about the prison legal advice service, and how this service can help you.

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2011 Law Week Hypothetical—you be the judge #5

A video of the 2011 Law Week Hypothetical exploring the challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities in Queensland's criminal justice system.

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2010 Law Week Hypothetical—you be the judge #4

An informative discussion about the ways the legal system deals with drug addicts who break the law.

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2009 Law Week Hypothetical—you be the judge #3

An informative discussion about Indigenous over-representation in our criminal justice system.

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2008 Law Week Hypothetical—you be the judge #2

An informative discussion about how we deal with juveniles who break the law.

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2007 Law Week Hypothetical—you be the judge #1

Do the crime...do the time? You crash your car and someone’s killed. Was it an accident or did you commit a crime? Will you go to jail? How long will you get?

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Cars and driving

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Have you been in an accident? A guide to help you work out who pays for the damage

A detailed guide to help you if you've been in an accident and your vehicle or other property was damaged and you want to claim for the damage, or you were involved in an accident and a claim is being made against you.


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Are you going to lose your driver licence? A guide to help you apply for a work licence or special hardship order

A detailed guide to help you if you are going to lose your driver licence and you want to apply to the court for a work licence or special hardship order.

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Has your licence been disqualified for more than two years? A guide to help you apply to remove your licence disqualification

A detailed guide to help you if your licence has been disqualified for more than 2 years and you want to apply to get your licence back.

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Buying a used car from a motor dealer—your legal rights

A detailed guide about car contracts, finance contracts and insurance policies when buying a used car.

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Work and money

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Free legal help for war veterans . The War Veterans’ Legal Aid Scheme

General information about the War Veterans' Legal Aid Scheme and how it can help war veterans or war widows who may be claiming war-caused disability benefits or entitlements.

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Need legal help with your money and debt problems?

General information about how we may be able help you resolve your money and debt problems.

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Need help getting an insurance claim paid?

Information about getting an insurance claim paid following a storm, cyclone or flood.

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The Farm & Rural Legal Service

Information for primary producers who are experiencing financial hardship related to their business.

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Bushfires and insurance claims

This factsheet outlines the process for making an insurance claim and explains your legal rights if your home or property has been damaged by a bushfire.

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When disaster strikes—cyclones, storms and floods. A guide to getting your insurance claim paid

A detailed guide designed to help Queenslanders with their insurance claims after a storm, cyclone or flood. It provides advice on home building and contents insurance policies.

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Does someone owe you money? A guide to help you claim a minor debt of $25,000 or less

A detailed guide about how to recover a debt of $25,000 or less—known as a minor debt.

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Consumer and trader disputes guide

A detailed guide about resolving a dispute with a trader for $25,000 or less—including your rights and responsibilities and the dispute resolution process.

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About Legal Aid Queensland

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Your legal rights. Improving access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders

A poster with information about legal rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, particularly women and their families.

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Looking for legal help?

A poster with information about how we can help you, and the areas of law we can and can't advise you on.

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You have legal rights too! (for young people)

A poster with information about how we can help young people.

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Legal Aid Queensland's service promise to children and young people

A poster with information about Legal Aid Queensland's service promise to children and your people asking us for help.

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Need legal help? Indigenous wallet card

A wallet card with information about how Indigenous Queenslanders can get legal help.

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Need legal help wallet card

A wallet card with our contact details.

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You have legal rights too! Youth wallet card

A wallet card with information about legal rights for young people.

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Can I get legal aid?

Information about how to get legal aid and our eligibility criteria (means and merits test).

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Means Test: Special circumstances guidelines

Information about our guidelines to help identify applicants who would not usually meet our eligibility criteria (means test) but may need special consideration due to special circumstances.

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Need legal help?

General information about how we can help with your legal problem.

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Need legal help? (Indigenous Queenslanders)

General information for Indigenous Queenslanders about how we can help with your legal problem.

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Translated materials

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For more information about how to use Browsealoud or getting help in your language visit our other languages page.

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Need help? Ask Legal Aid Queensland (Multilingual)

Call 13 14 50 and the Translating and Interpreting Service will connect to Legal Aid Queensland at no cost to you.

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Need legal help? Ask Legal Aid Queensland

General information in your language about how we can help resolve your legal problem.

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Our legal system ... Information for women

General information in your language about Queensland's legal system and how we can help resolve legal matters particularly for women and their families.

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What are my rights if? ... I want to separate from my partner?

General information in your language about your rights when separating from your partner, including information about domestic and family violence, applying for a domestic violence order, specialist services and what happens if you decide to move out.

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Information for new arrivals to Queensland

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What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals

This educational DVD has 10 simple photo stories in basic English dealing with the most common legal issues experienced by recently arrived migrants and refugees.

The resource is designed to be used by adult english as a second language (ESL) learners and in other community education settings. It's ideal for recent arrivals who are learning to speak English.

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Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme

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Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme—a client's guide

Information for clients about how the Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme can help financial disadvantaged people who are making a civil law claim.

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Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme—A solicitor's guide

Information for solicitors about how the Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme can help financial disadvantaged people who are making a civil law claim.

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