Hello, I would like some help for my 25-year-old daughter who has a little girl aged 4.5 years old and has just started Prep school. There is a non-written agreement that they have 50-50 custody of children at the moment. She left her abusive partner last March where they lived northside of Brisbane. She came and stayed with me in the south of Brisbane, until 2 weeks ago. When she went back to northside because she was pressured by her ex-partner & his mother into agreeing to put her daughter in school up there. She saw a Law Firm late last year who were able to take her case using Legal Aid so my daughter could have mediation and put in place orders for her to have full custody of her daughter. Legal Aid refused her application. She is on Parenting Payments with Centrelink only at the moment. There was nothing she could do without the representation of a good solicitor. Her ex-partner is abusive and she does have some documentation with her doctor but she hasn't put in place any orders with the police. My daughter is seeing a psychiatrist on Monday, February 8th, 2016 because she is finding it extremely difficult to be in this situation. She is currently living with her ex's parents because she hasn't been able to find a unit that suits her budget. Her ex is also living with his parents...Downstairs! Every opportunity he gets to abuse her (in front of their little girl as well) he takes. His mother is interfering and she has always been controlling. My question is, how can my daughter obtain legal representation for full custody of children? How can she be represented by a lawyer without Legal Aid to provide the finances which my daughter just doesn't have? This is a very dirty fight and she needs an excellent lawyer behind her to deal with these issues. My daughter doesn't know people at northside of Brisbane, her friends and family are here on the Southside of Brisbane. She has the support of family and friends down here and has been bullied into going back to northside (her ex & his mother pursued all the school enrollment without my daughter but she signed the paperwork under pressure). Thank you for reading my message & please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.