Guideline 6 – appeal against final order of the Family Division of the Children's Court or County Court

Guideline 6 – appeal against final order of the Family Division of the Children's Court or County Court

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will generally provide a grant of assistance for a person to respond to an appeal from a final decision of the Children’s Court (Family Division) or of the County Court, where the person was in receipt of a grant of assistance in the original proceedings and there are reasonable prospects that the original decision will be upheld.

Documentary requirements

Information to assist practitioners with the grants application and assessment process and documentary requirements is set out under the relevant guideline in Simplified Grants System: Notes on the Guidelines.

Simplified grants assessment process

Lawyers must submit an application via ATLAS, only after ensuring that the documents set out under the relevant guideline in Simplified Grants System: Notes on the Guidelines are retained on file (unless they are requested by VLA for assessment).

Lawyers are also encouraged to complete a Children's Court (Family Division) worksheet for their file.