The Women's Legal Contact Line provides free confidential legal information and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on family law, domestic violence, sexual assault and discrimination. Advice may be given by appointment.
New South Wales - Law Assist
LawAssist can help you if you have a legal problem in NSW and are representing yourself. We explain legal procedures and forms for Local Court cases. Each LawAssist topic provides:
step by step guides to running your case
instructions for filling out court forms
checklists and frequently asked questions
information on alternatives to court
contacts for further information and advice
Includes advice regarding Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)
For more information, go to www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au
New South Wales - Law Access
LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, advice and referrals for people who have a legal problem in NSW.
In particular, we assist people:
who live in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW
who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
who have a disability
who are from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background
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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the
are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.
plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the
single mother pension
, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time
Often, single mums come out of a
or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also
issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of
. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused
, which resulted in a divorce or separation.
will often still order a form of child custody named
. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.
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