Anne’s* former partner David was denying her a meaningful relationship with their children. She was also experiencing domestic violence from her new partner and had mental health issues. Both Anne and David had a history of drug use.
Child Safety had been involved with the family. There were ongoing court proceedings when Anne sought assistance from Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre.
Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre assisted Anne to complete and file her court documents. They supported and guided Anne throughout the court process by answering her queries and corresponding with David’s solicitor.
Anne sought help for her mental health issues and gradually became more confident attending court. Final orders were made so Anne now shares parental responsibility for the children with David and is confident she can enjoy a meaningful relationship with them.
*Not her real name.