You can seek legal advice prior to applying for an order or ask to see a lawyer at court. Victoria Legal Aid or community legal centres can be a good place to start and they can also provide written information you can take away and consider.
A lawyer will help you understand your options and prepare you for what will happen in court. Legal advice can ensure you are informed about your choices and rights.
Victoria Legal Aid
9269 0120 or 1800 677 402 (country callers)
Federation of Community Legal Centre
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
9419 3888 or 1800 064 865
Women’s Legal Service
9642 0877 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 133 302 (for country callers)