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For legal aid to be granted to make a grant of legal assistance for consent orders the following tests must be satisfied:
Applicants seeking a grant of legal assistance should forward the following documents for assessment:
Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance must electronically submit an application for aid through Grants Online with the details as to how the applicant meets the guidelines for consent orders.
The practitioner must also ensure that the following documents are retained on file:
Refer to the interpretation of vulnerable client in guideline 4.1 - assistance for parenting orders.
Legal aid is not available for assistance with consent orders if the parties are not in agreement on the arrangements.
If the parties are not in agreement, the applicant should refer to the following pages:
Legal aid is only available for assistance with consent orders if Legal Aid Queensland considers that formal orders are necessary.
Examples of when Legal Aid Queensland may consider that formal orders are necessary are as follows:
There are a number of organisations throughout Queensland that may be able to assist applicants with consent orders such as:
Legal Aid Queensland may consider the applicant for assistance cannot obtain appropriate legal assistance from any other source when:
The grant of aid for consent orders is FCON
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).