A young girl who turns 13 in January no longer wants anything to do with her father. She normally spends every second weekend with him and half of all school holidays. She is terrified of him. This week he tried to snatch her from school. She is extremely distressed. Her mother has always abided by Family Court rulings and is not sure how to help her. The family law case was closed so the Childrens' solicitor who interviewed the girl 18 months ago cannot see her. At that time the girl was too young and scared to say anything and it is only now that she has opened up to a family friend about what has been happening to her (not sexual abuse). Can this child obtain legal aid from Legal Aid NSW and can she take her own case to court? She lives in New South Wales and her mother is on a low income.