As you may be aware, legal aid is now severely reduced under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, as such, even if you are on a low income you may not be entitled to legal aid. This is not just at our firm, but it is the new law. If you wish to enquire about legal aid you are welcome to do so, but we cannot guarantee if will be an option.
In order to claim legal aid you must not only have a low income, but also have evidence that you are a victim of domestic violence, which can cover legal aid for all matters relating to divorce and children, provided that the other party is the perpetrator. Alternatively, you may have evidence that your child or children are at risk of abuse by the other party, this may also qualify you for legal aid.
If the Local Authority are trying to take your child into care, or you have received a letter before proceedings then contact us immediately, legal aid is often available for there matters.
Free Legal Advice Clinic
Wednesday 4.30 – 5.30 pm
Our Pontefract office is starting a new legal advice clinic with 15 minutes free, confidential advice on family and matrimonial matters.
|We can help with matters relating to:|
|Domestic Violence||Care Proceedings|
|Financial Matters||Emergency Injunctions|
|If you think you might be eligible for legal aid we can assess you there and then, if not we can discuss your other options.|
|This will operate mostly as a drop in clinic, but if you would prefer to make an appointment, or if you need more information come into the office or contact us:|
|Office:||01977 73 22 22|