Family Law Conference
The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission is a registered family dispute resolution provider for people experiencing family separation. The type of family dispute resolution used by legal aid commissions, including NT Legal Aid, is called family law conferencing (FLC). People are encouraged to have lawyers come along to the family law conference, to talk about how to parent after separation or how to divide family property, and ideally to record their agreement in consent orders filed with the court, or otherwise in a written plan. During the time of the Coronavirus, NT Legal Aid is offering short conferences at short notice, to deal with issues related to the virus. Conferences will be by ZOOM or by telephone. You can call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343 to find out more about family law conferencing.
Who can access? As long as one party involved in the dispute is eligible for a grant of legal aid (this depends on how much income you have and what assets you have), then all parties caring for children (or those with a share in property for property conferences) can attend the conference
What costs are involved? If you are eligible for a grant of aid you may have to pay a small contribution, depending upon your income
Where: Ground Floor, 9 -11 Cavenagh Street, Darwin or 77 Hartley Street, Alice Springs and also offer conferences by telephone and ZOOM to parties in other places
Cost: Legal advice free. Representation provided on a means and merit test, payment depending upon income.
Contact: 1800 019 343