If you have experienced domestic abuse from your ex you may be able to get legal aid to pay for advice about your separation or your children, as long as you are on a low income. It is an essential means by which access to justice is secured in the UK. A defendant’s solicitor may also be able to apply, on their behalf, for legal aid, advice and assistance, under the “Green Form” scheme, for initial consultations. The solicitor will assess a person’s income and decide their financial eligibility under the “Green Form” scheme. A person being interviewed by the police about criminal charges is entitled to free legal aid for police station advice.
You can find out more details about these from the Scottish Legal Aid Board and whether you would be likely to pay a contribution. You might need to pay something for the legal services you get. … Read More