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Family Law: Where do I start?

Unfortunately family law matters arise when we least expect it; and with family law issues, come emotion, confusion and possibly some hard to comprehend circumstances.

We understand these trying times, and we also understand that when these situations arise, you might have no idea where to start, let alone consider how you are going to find funds to cover legal costs - sometimes you just need to be pointed in the right direction. The world of 'family law' can be quite daunting, so we are here to help!

Finnigan Santoso Law pride ourselves in assisting those in need of legal advice with referrals to access to justice. Queensland is one of the best States in the Country for providing access to resources that can assist. We have compiled this list of resources, to enable you to take those first few steps to help you in such a difficult time:-

Family Law Resources

Finnigan Santoso Law - If you are based in South East Queensland (we are located on the Sunshine Coast but service all of Queensland), contact us for a complimentary chat about how we may be able to assist with your family law matter, it's what we know best! :

Family Law 'Do It Yourself' kits from the Federal Circuit Court of Australia:

'Do it Yourself' kits from the Family Court of Australia:

Do it yourself with the assistance of DIY Family Law Australia for hot tips:

Free legal assistance for Women from the Women's Legal Service Queensland:

Legal Aid Queensland provide free legal advice to financially disadvantaged people (we are also Legal Aid preferred suppliers - feel free to get in touch if you'd like to make an application for funding and we can do this on your behalf):

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service provide professional and culturally competent legal services, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland:

There are many community legal services throughout Queensland, who offer free legal advice for those in need. To access a list, click below:

If your matter is already in Court, speak to the Duty Lawyer at the Court on the day, who may be able to assist:

Phone for assistance - The Family Relationship Advice Line:

1800 050 321

In the event of an emergency, always phone 000.

We hope this information has been of assistance. Our office also deals with domestic violence, criminal law, wills and estates and child protection services. If you require assistance in these areas, please do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary chat.



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