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Court-Based Family Dispute Resolution Conference (in-litigation)

Assessment criteria

For legal aid to be granted for a Court-Based Family Dispute Resolution Conference, the following tests must be satisfied:

  • The applicant meets the means test.
  • The applicant has a current grant of legal assistance for court proceedings (stage 2 or 3).
  • No previous in-litigation family dispute resolution conference (Legal Aid Queensland or Court-Based) has been issued on this file.
  • The applicant meets the merits test.

Documentary requirements

Applications received from preferred supplier or in-house practitioner

Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance must electronically submit an application for aid through Grants Online and attach:

  • A copy of the court order specifying the conference and the date.

The following documents are to be retained on file but may be requested by Legal Aid Queensland:

Grant(s) of aid

The grant of aid to prepare and attend a Court-Based Family Dispute Resolution Conference is FDR5.

Review of decisions

A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).

Last updated 6 October 2021

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