Legal aid is available to support certain types of cases and the provision of legal aid means that the Legal Aid Agency will pay for any fees relating to the case. Our clients for example that qualify for legal aid will have the fees relating to their case paid for. There are different arrangements for legal aid that may be used such as never having to make a payment or you may have to pay a monthly contribution towards the legal aid for your case.
There is a lot of information about legal aid online however you may wish to find all of this information in one place. This is why we have created this legal aid article to discuss all of the aspects relating to legal aid and how legal aid is determined in certain cases.
At Hurlows Family Law Practice, we are leading family law solicitors in Cardiff offering legal aid for certain cases. If you are looking for representation and feel that you may qualify for legal aid – get in touch with our team today. We are more than happy to discuss your case as well as whether your case qualifies for legal aid. Use an online contact form on our website or telephone now.
What is Legal Aid? How Do You Qualify?
Legal aid helps to meet the costs of legal advice as well as other services such as family mediation and representation in court or during a tribunal. In order to qualify so that you can claim legal aid, you will usually have to show the following:
- You cannot afford to pay for the legal costs associated with your case.
- The problem that you are facing is serious.
- Your case is eligible for legal aid.
For example, you can get legal aid in these circumstances:
- You require mediation during a separation or divorce.
- You are at risk of losing your home or homelessness.
- You or your family are at risk of abuse or serious harm.
Support Should You Qualify for Legal Aid
As discussed, if you take your case via legal aid with a relevant family law solicitor such as Hurlows Family Law Solicitors, you either do not have to pay for legal fees and for representation or you have to pay contributions via monthly payments to your case. If your family law issue or problem is covered by legal aid, you will have advice available on your rights and options, help with paperwork and any negotiations that you need as well as the support of a family law solicitor to speak on your behalf in court and some tribunals. In terms of family law, you will have a fully qualified family law solicitor or teams of solicitors who are available to fight in your corner and advise you during your case.
As a parent, or someone with parental responsibility for a child, involved in court proceedings issued by social services you are automatically entitled to Legal Aid, even if you are in employment.
Proceeding With a Family Law Case
If you are facing an issue relating to family law, we highly advise that you get in touch with a family law solicitor. This is because of the fact that having access to relevant, up-to-date legal advice can be highly beneficial when facing issues relating to family law. These can be highly stressful and understandably difficult times for your family. This is why the advice of a relevant legal professional can be highly beneficial and supportive during this difficult time.
At Hurlows Family Law Solicitors, we are leading family law solicitors in Cardiff offering legal aid for certain cases. If you are looking for representation and feel that you may qualify for legal aid – get in touch with our team today.
We are more than happy to discuss your case as well as whether your case qualifies for legal aid. Use an online contact form on our website or telephone now.
Hurlows Family Law Practice is a valued and respected Firm of Solicitors which has been serving the Cardiff and South Wales area since 2001.