LAQ Rockhampton have employed a Senior Family Lawyer to provide the FASS service in the LAQ Rockhampton office and for this region (Rockhampton, Gladstone and Mackay).
FASS is the Family Advocacy and Support Service. FASS employs solicitors and social workers to support clients who have urgent family law matters. This is a nation wide initiative and there are dedicated FASS workers in each state and territory.
Currently LAQ Rockhampton have employed one solicitor (Tash Priestly). LAQ Rockhampton will be looking to employ a social worker next year, to expand the service.
The matters dealt with under FASS:
Family Law Parenting or Property matters.
Domestic Violence must be a factor in the matter.
We can assist victims and perpetrators.
The matter must be urgent: something needs to happen in the next 72 hours.
Examples: recovery orders for children, airport watchlists, property injunctions to stop the sale of a house, urgent spouse maintenance applications.
If the matter is urgent, work we can do includes:
Urgent drafting of court applications.
Urgent communications with lawyers/the court.
Representation in Court (on a duty basis, and not always).