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