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Queensland - Women's Legal Service
Women's Legal Service is a specialist community legal centre run by and for women. Our service provides free legal information, advice and referrals throughout Queensland. We can explain the law and what happens in court on most legal matters and can refer you to other helpful organisations or private solicitors. We do not undertake court representation however we will provide you with advice about your legal rights and information about any legal avenues that may be open to you.

Areas of Law We advise On

  • Family Law
  • Separation
  • Lives With (Residence/Custody)
  • Spends Time With (Contact)
  • Specific Issues Orders
  • Parenting Plans
  • Property Settlement
  • Divorce

Domestic Violence

  • Leaving Home
  • Finances
  • Protection orders
  • Child Maintenance/Support

Daytime General Phone Advice Line

An information line is open from 9.30am - 1.00pm Monday - Friday. This line is very busy and we are aware that it can be difficult to get through but please keep trying. Call 07 3392 0670 or 1800 677 278 (Outside Brisbane)

Daytime Rural Phone Advice Line

A phone legal advice line for women living in rural, regional and remote Queensland is open every tuesday from 9am to 1.30pm. Call 1800 457 117 (Outside Brisbane)

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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

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. 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

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. 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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