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For legal aid to be granted for female applicants to attempt to resolve proof of parentage 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:
Legal Aid Queensland considers that if the other party is in prison for more than 12 months they do not have the capacity to pay child maintenance, in all other circumstances Legal Aid Queensland may determine that the other party has the capacity to pay.
The CSA have explained these as:
Prior to a grant of legal assistance being made to obtain DNA testing the practitioner is required to certify that either:
Applications for female applicants to obtain parentage testing for child support matters will be referred to the Brisbane in-house family law team unless there is a conflict of interest.
The grant of aid to investigate and attempt to resolve proof of parentage is CS1.
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).