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QLD Legal Aid QLD - Representation for Custody of Children Matter?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by anon123, 28 June 2015.

  1. anon123

    anon123 Member

    28 June 2015
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    Am I correct in assuming that Legal Aid QLD will not represent anyone seeking partial custody of children given that no danger is present?

    Other than possible psychological harm as the mother is studying to be a pastor at hillsong church.
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    No, that's not correct. Legal Aid will not represent where a person is earning too much, has too many assets, or has a case they deem to be an unlikely success (usually where orders have already been made by the court, etc.).

    Family law matters are not decided based on which is the more capable parent. They're decided based on what's best for the child. Your argument should always be focused on what the child has to gain from spending time with you, rather than what the child might lose from spending time with the mother. Basically, you have a better chance of success arguing that "I'm a great parent", rather than "she's a bad parent".
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