How To Get Legal Aid For A Family Law Problem

Sometimes you might be able to negotiate how you pay your bill. For example you could ask pay a set amount each month, like a direct debit for your gas or water bill, until all the costs are paid off. Go to the Resolution website for a good family law solicitor or follow up on a recommendation from a friend or relative.

The Scottish Legal Aid Board will assess your circumstances and if it’s reasonable to transfer to another legal aid solicitor, they will approve this. One example would be if you’ve moved to another part of the country. The clinics are for people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Advice and assistance helps to pay for advice from a solicitor on any point of Northern Ireland law, for example trying to settle a dispute without going to court. It may also cover their solicitor representing them in court – this is ABWOR – “assistance by way of representation”.

If you’ve been arrested and you’re going to be questioned at a police station, you can find out about your right to free legal advice on GOV.UK – it doesn’t matter what your income is. If you can’t afford legal advice or support in court, you might be able to get free or cheaper help. You’ll usually need to show that you cannot afford to pay for this help. You may have to pay some money towards the legal costs of your case or pay costs back later. The legal aid funding is cancelled if the Legal Aid Agency discovers that the client was wrongly granted legal aid.

If you decide you can find some money to pay to see a solicitor, read on for our three top tips about how to find a good one. If the solicitor you contact says your legal problem isn’t covered by legal aid, it’s worth asking another solicitor for their view. The rules about what solicitors can and can’t advise on under legal aid are really quite complicated and there is a risk, because of this, that you get incorrect advice. So, it’s really important that you speak to a solicitor who specialises in the particular problem you want help with. Paying privatelyYou can pay privately for legal advice and representation. Every case is different, which is why we are here to walk you through all the options that are available to you.

Restriction on payment and employment of solicitor or counsel. Limit on costs against person receiving assistance by way of representation. Payment for advice or assistance otherwise than through legally assisted person’s contribution. We employ lawyers that have offered services for 20+ years. With that comes a depth of knowledge and experience that can be key in delivering results for the client. We offer services across a broad range of legal matters, with niche expertise in areas including Islamic law, Actions against the Police and Inquests.

PLP uses a combination of legal casework, policy work, training and research to improve access to the current civil legal aid scheme, as well as helping to shape it for the future. To qualify for civil legal aid, the client’s capital and income must not exceed set financial limits. They must submit evidence of their financial situation for their solicitor to check.

We can only offer for Special Educational Needs Tribunals from our Gatwick office. Most of our education cases are usually paid for privately or via crowdfunding. In some circumstances you could be eligible for Legal Aid regardless of your financial situation.

Just search Domestic violence in our search box and the best information available online will come up. When using these platforms you need to explain why you need legal advice and you also need to have a costs estimate from your solicitor. This will help both you and your crowd-funders know how much you are likely to need. Judicial Review, Human Rights act claims and actions against the police claims can qualify for means-tested This means we will look at your personal circumstances to determine if you would qualify for means-tested Legal Aid to cover some, or all of your legal costs.

The solicitor should be able to tell you what evidence they need from you, and how to go about getting it. You will need evidence of domestic abuse – see step 2 below. Here we explain what help you may be able to get if you have a family law problem, and how to find a solicitor who can support you through this time. A solicitor who specialises in family law is an expert in problems like divorce, domestic abuse, arrangements for your children, and sorting out your finances on divorce. If you have a family law problem, it is likely that you will be going through a stressful time. You may find you can get legal aid to pay for the help you need from a solicitor.