Welcome to Men's Legal Service
As a not for profit law firm, Men’s Legal Service provide a pragmatic, cost-effective legal service to men at turning points in their family life.
Our primary focus is to assist fathers with continuing to be available and involved in the lives of their children after family law events.
Family Law Services
Men's Legal Service family lawyers are here to help men with parenting, property settlements, divorce and issues surrounding domestic violence.
Men's Legal Service mediation service can help men resolve family law disputes through mutual agreement. This can remove the need for long and expensive court proceedings.
Men's Legal Service have collated a collection of helpful resources and information to support men who are experiencing difficult life events.
Men's Legal Service - Family Law Services for Men
Family Law We help men with family law issues, such as parenting, property settlements and divorce.
Our goal is to help our clients maintain happy, healthy and meaningful involvement in their children’s lives. We do this by exploring options for residency and contact while ensuring the welfare and best interests of the child are taken into account.
In recent years there has been growing concern about the high number of unrepresented parents appearing in family law matters. Men’s Legal Service works to address this concern by helping men access legal services, which will help them and their families navigate their changed circumstances.
Domestic Violence Our lawyers can help you with issues arising from domestic violence. We take a non-judgemental and constructive approach that is focused on connecting clients with relevant community resources.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help you make applications to the court for a protection order.
If you have been accused of committing domestic violence, we can help you respond to these allegations.
Men's Legal Service - Mediation Services
We aim to help clients connect with affordable and available mediation services.
Legal Aid Factsheets
DV Connect Crisis Support Centre Mensline
DV Connect’s Mensline is a free and confidential telephone counselling, referral and support service established just for men. The service operates 7 days a week from 9am to midnight.
You can learn more from the DV Connect website or by calling 1800 600 636.
Lifeline Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention
Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to their 24 hour crisis telephone support. You can access Lifeline by calling 13 11 14.
Lifeline also has an online service that operates 7 days a week from 7pm to 4am. You can access this service through the Lifeline website or the Lifeline online chat service.
Suicide Call Back Service
Mental health counselling and prevention. Free counselling for suicide prevention and mental health via telephone, online & video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts, 24/7 across Australia.
Visit the website or call 1300 659 467.
Addresses issues associated with depression, anxiety disorders, suicide and related mental disorders to everyone in Australia. Provides brief counselling support and referrals 24/7.
Visit the website or call 1300 224 636.
Provides information, guidance, and the referrals you need to manage mental health concerns. Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST).
Helpline email: [email protected]. Helpline chat available. SANE Forums for information and support. Anonymous and moderated 24/7. Visit the website or call 1800 187 263.
A service dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of men. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am until late. Located at 27 Station Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192. Visit the website or call 03 9994 1721.
Get your own our Men's Guide to Family Law for FREE!
You can also obtain more information from
Legal Aid by calling 1800 463 675
Am I Eligible?
As a firm that does not operate for profit, we offer heavily discounted fees. Our fees equate to approximately 25% – 33% of the rate charged by for-profit law firms.
If you are a man who is seeking assistance with family law matters, you will generally be eligible for our services. There are no income or means-testing criteria.