Sally* fled the family home with her three children due to domestic violence. One of the children was severely disabled. Her husband changed the locks while she was gone.
She came to South West Community Legal Centre for help. The lawyer prepared a domestic violence application on her behalf, including an ouster order which successfully removed her husband from the family home and returned the mother and her children to the home. A full range of protective prohibitions were put in place.
The lawyer then helped her to achieve a favourable settlement of the property and parenting dispute that had then arisen in the Federal Circuit Court.
* Not real name