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5. Family Law Matters – when legal aid is available

5.15. Special medical procedures

5.15.1 Special medical procedures – Family Court - for children

Legal aid is available for an independent children's lawyer appointed by the Family Court in proceedings for special medical procedures involving a child.

There is no means or merit test applied.

The parties are not required to contribute to the cost of the independent children's lawyer.

5.15.2 Special medical procedures – Family Court - for parents

Legal aid is available to the parents of a child in Family Court proceedings for special medical procedures involving the child.

For legal aid to be granted, the following test must be satisfied:

See also civil law policy for special medical procedure matters conducted in the Guardianship Division of NCAT.

Date Last Published: 20/01/2017