Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS)
Duty Lawyer Service and Social Support Service
The Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS) provides duty lawyer and social support services to people with family law matters who have been affected by family violence. The Legal Services Commission of SA also has duty lawyers at the Family Law Courts able to assist in matters where the person is not affected by family violence.
Duty lawyers can:
Duty lawyers cannot:
A social worker, located at the Family Law Courts, can help you engage with the family law processes safely and help you with safety planning.
The social worker can connect with all the relevant services that you need, such as accommodation, financial counselling, and other social support.
The duty lawyers and social workers are located at the Family Law Courts, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide each day with the reception located on the ground floor.
No appointment is required but priority is given to clients who have a hearing listed in Court that day. Please do not bring children to your appointment.
To contact FASS telephone: (08) 8111 5300.
FASS is funded by the Australian Government.
A factsheet on the service is available here.
Family Advocacy and Support Service