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For legal aid to be granted for court proceedings relating to parentage testing for child support matters, the following tests must be satisfied:
Applicants seeking a grant of legal assistance should forward all of the following documents for assessment:
Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an application for aid via the Grants Online system attaching:
The following documents are retained on file but may be requested by Legal Aid Queensland:
When applying the merits test to applications for aid to initiate court proceedings to obtain a parentage testing order Legal Aid Queensland will consider whether court proceeding are required, if Legal Aid Queensland consider the matter could be resolved without court proceeding aid will be refused in accordance with "the Prudent Self-Funding Litigant test", and/or "the Appropriateness of spending limited public legal grants of legal assistance funds test".
Applications for court proceedings relating to parentage testing will be referred to the in-house family law team unless there is a conflict of interest.
The grant of aid to apply or respond to proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia is CS7.