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For legal aid to be granted for male applicants to obtain parentage testing, 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 may consider there to be adequate reasons if:
The applicant is require to produce evidence that the applicant is required to pay child support for the child, such as a letter from the CSA.
If there is no child support liability, a grant of legal assistance will not be provided.
Applications parentage testing will be referred to the 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).