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5. Family Law Matters – when legal aid is available

5.13. Contempt of court

Legal aid is available for a family law or child support matter where there has been contempt of court.

To be eligible for legal aid the applicant must satisfy:

  • the applicant for legal aid is the respondent in the court proceedings, and
  • Legal Aid NSW is satisfied that there is a real possibility of a term of imprisonment being imposed.

Date Last Published: 05/12/2022