Hi, In short, I currently have 60/40 custody of children (2 children), based on family court orders after a couple interim hearings. My ex attempted to take the kids interstate without my agreement - I had to attain a recovery orders. In the meantime, over the last few months, I have offered to go to mediation to work out the issues, however, my ex just doesn't want to budge on her demands. While she has Legal Aid, she is just not willing to negotiate. If she continues to get Legal Aid, she will push this all the way to trial which we are now booked in for. Now, I am not against Legal Aid - It is very important that some people get the assistance when required to help their situation, but in my case, every claim made to date has not been proven, as no evidence exists at all, as her entire case is based on lies, but somehow she is still being represented. I have already spent $15K in legal costs and this is causing financial pressure. If this goes to trail, I won't be able to afford representation. All advice I have been given is that based on evidence to date, she is very unlikely to win at trial. This is very frustrating as this money should be going to the kids, but instead it will get wasted in family court. So, how does one get Legal Aid if their case isn't looking very strong?