Legal Services – Broome

 

Aboriginal Family Law Services: Family Violence Restraining Orders

Legal Advice and Support

The Aboriginal Family Law Service can assist you prepare an application for a FVRO and will apply to the Court for an interim FVRO. If the other party opposes the making of a final FVRO they will assist you at a hearing.

 
HOURS:
 
  • Monday – Friday: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

AddressUnit 1/46 Dampier Terrace
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9193 5455 or 0448 888 595
Emailoffice@afls.org.au
Website urlhttps://www.afls.org.au/services/family-and-domestic-vros/

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Aboriginal Family Law Services: Family Law

Legal Advice and Support

The Aboriginal Family Law Services can assist people with their family law matters when there are children involved. We will represent clients in the Family Court WA, however much of our work involves helping clients to work out parenting agreements. Here are some things we can help with:

  • Assistance in child matters
  • Negotiating parenting arrangements
  • Family Court applications
  • Recovery Orders
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Contested & Consent Orders
  • Advice for grandparents and other family rights
 
HOURS:
  • Monday – Friday: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

AddressUnit 1/46 Dampier Terrace
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9193 5455 or 0448 888 595
Emailoffice@afls.org.au
Website urlhttps://www.afls.org.au/services/family-law/

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Aboriginal Family Law Services: Criminal Injury Compensation

Legal Advice and Support

If you appear to meet the criteria of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, they can assist you to prepare your application.
In some cases a person can ask for compensation even if they were not the direct victim of the offence. They can assist by:

  • Providing eligibility advice
  • Helping with applications
  • Helping to obtain documents such as medical reports
 
HOURS:
  • Monday – Friday: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

AddressUnit 1/46 Dampier Terrace
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9193 5455 or 0448 888 595
Emailoffice@afls.org.au
Website urlhttps://www.afls.org.au/services/criminal-injury-compensation/

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Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia

Legal Advice and Support

ALSWA provides legal advice during weekday office hours for Family Law issues about children. Lawyers also represent parents in protection proceedings in the Children’s Courts throughout WA and at times, in the Family Court of WA about parenting issues.
ALSWA family law staff make sure courts that deal with family law and protection issues know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles, how children are raised, and the importance of children and family in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

 
HOURS:
  •  Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

AddressUnit 1, 41 Carnarvon Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9192 1189 or 1800 019 900
Website urlhttps://www.als.org.au/about/services/

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Legal Aid

Legal Advice and Support

Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. Legal Aid WA provides a wide range of services for family law and children’s matters. 

Please note: For the safety and well-being of all clients and staff, Legal Aid WA offices are providing assistance and services during COVID-19 by telephone.

 
HOURS:
  •  Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

AddressUpper Level, Woody's Arcade 15-17 Dampier Tce
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9195 5888
Website urlhttps://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/get-legal-help/what-we-do/family-law

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Victim Support Service

Legal Advice and Support

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers.

Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim  Notification Register.
 
HOURS:
  •  Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

AddressOffice 2, 9 Napier Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9192 6575
Website urlhttps://www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au/V/victim_support_services.aspx

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Kimberley Community Legal Centre

Legal Advice and Support

Kimberley Community Legal Centre lawyers can help you to plan for your safety, speak with the Police or apply for or vary a Violence Restraining Order. They can speak to you before you attend FDR to give you advice on your rights and options before you go to FDR.

PLEASE NOTE: KCLS remains open and ready to help all Kimberley people who need it. Their offices are closed to face-to-face visits, but you can call, email or Facebook IM.

 
HOURS:
  • Monday to Friday Drop-in Service at our office: 8:30am – 4:30pm 
  • Monday to Wednesday 8:30am – 12:00pm
  • Monday to Wednesday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (By appointment)

Address3/41 Carnarvon Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone1800 797 088 or (08) 9192 5177
Emailbroomeoffice@kcls.org.au
Website urlhttps://www.kcls.org.au/family-violence

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Kimberly and Pilbara Lawyers

Legal Advice and Support

Kimberley and Pilbara Lawyers can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law and de facto relationships, including:

  • Marriage, De Facto and Divorce Law
  • Divorce in Australia including preparing and serving divorce papers
  • Legal separation issues
  • Annulment of marriages
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Legal representation at Family Court
  • Children’s issues
  • Relocation
  • Parenting orders for child custody and visitation
  • Parental rights, father’s rights and grandparent’s rights
  • Guardianship of children
  • Children’s Court

AddressUnit 25, Shiba Lane Complex 39 Carnarvon Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9193 5855
Emailinfo@kimberleypilbaralawyers.com.au
Website urlhttp://www.kimberleypilbaralawyers.com.au/contact-us/

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HFM Legal

Legal Advice and Support

HFM Legal is focused on encouraging settlement in a timely and cost effective manner without going to Court. They can assist you with:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Child and parenting issues
  • Financial agreements
  • Child support agreements
  • Relocation
  • Restraining orders
  • Consent orders

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

AddressUnit 3/2A Macpherson Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9193 5915
Emailhfmbroome@hfmlegal.com.au
Website urlhttps://www.hfmlegal.com.au/family-lawyer-broome/

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State and National Legal Support Services

Family Advocacy Support

Legal Advice

FASS provide support and legal help if you are affected by domestic and family violence and have a family law issue.
They can help you if you have experienced domestic and family violence or someone says you have used violence.
The Family Advocacy and Support Service lawyers can assist by:
  • Arrangements for children
  • Domestic Violence Orders (known as Family Violence Restraining Orders or FVROs)
  • Property after separation
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child protection
  • Applying for legal aid
  • Some urgent court matters
The Family Advocacy and Support Service support worker can assist by:
  • Help you plan for your safety
  • Talk to the Family Courts about your safety at court
  • Give you information and support during your family law case
  • Help with practical problems like Centrelink and housing
  • Advocate for you with services like police
  • Connect you with men’s behaviour change programs or other services

HOURS:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Phone1300 650 579
Website urlhttps://familyviolencelaw.gov.au/fass/

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Youth Legal Service

Youth Legal Advice

Youth Legal Service provides free professional legal services to children and young people (under 25 years) residing in Western Australia.

Phone1800 199 006 or (08) 9202 1688
Website urlhttps://youthlegalserviceinc.com.au/

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