LEGAL AID SOLICITOR PERTH
A common question we hear is ' will I qualify for legal aid ? '. We can assess whether we will accept your case under and if you are likely to be entitled to legal aid. We can also discuss case costs with you should we decide not to proceed with your case under legal aid or if you do not qualify for legal aid.
Call us on 07310 164 305 or reach us using the contact form to find out more.
Do you offer legal aid for my family law matter ?
Applications for an award of legal aid are made to the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB). Solicitors will make an application on your behalf to SLAB. Civil legal assistance may be available allowing you to receive legal advice from us. Civil legal assistance may be free or you may have to pay a contribution towards your costs.
Examples of civil matters in which we may be able to assist you include:-
Legal aid is awarded in two different ways...
Civil advice & assistance.
An award of civil advice & assistance permits legal advice from a solicitor on any matter of Scots law whereby a settlement is sought without having to attend court.
Legal advice offered may take the form of -
Civil legal aid.
An award of civil legal aid permits your solicitor to act for you in court. An award will provide funding for the preparatory work the solicitor will need to perform, attendance in court and funding for experts & other professional opinion, as the case may be.
How do I qualify for legal aid ?
We can have an initial meeting with you or over the phone whereby we can find out whether your financial circumstances are such that you may qualify for legal aid.
In general, you are likely to for legal aid if your savings are less than a particular amount, you receive specific benefits or if your weekly disposable income ( after deducting rent, child maintenance, utility bills etc) is less than a particular amount.
If applying for legal aid you MUST supply us correct information regarding your financial situation; we need to see evidence of :-
We will only submit an application for legal aid on your behalf if you have supplied us with all information we require. If aspects of your application for legal aid are missing, your application may be delayed or at worst, rejected.
You must disclose to us all bank accounts or property that are in your name; if SLAB discover that you were not truthful when making your application for legal aid then SLAB may withdraw your award of legal aid, you may have to start paying for your case and may even face criminal proceedings. Your solicitor may also withdraw from acting for you.
More information on civil legal aid can be found by clicking here.
We offer a free diagnostic interview with a solicitor to discover if we could help you. Call us now on 07310 164 305 or use the contact form below to see if we could help you.
We can help you with:-
CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN
PARENTAL RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
FINANCIAL PROVISION ON DIVORCE
You can write to us here:-
Louisa J Wade
Family Law Solicitor
2 Ardchoille Park
Or contact us via:-
Phone: 07310 164305
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