Legal aid is only available to make an application for a child arrangement order, specific issue, prohibited steps or parental responsibility orders in limited circumstances. Eligibility is based on both your financial position and the merits of your case. The “scope” of legal aid is limited, in general terms, to cases where there has been recent domestic violence and evidence of this is available; cases where there are child protection issues and evidence of this is available, and “exceptional” cases, which have been narrowly defined. If you believe you may be eligible for legal aid, please ask us about this. We can undertake a free Legal Aid assessment with you.
Costs and Fixed Fees
We know that the end of a relationship can often bring about financial strain, with this in mind, we have developed a number of fixed fee packages which provide certainty about cost and a cost effective way of obtaining legal advice.
We have various Fixed Fee packages available. You may wish to instruct us to prepare your application to court for you to issue yourself, prepare your application and represent you in subsequent proceedings, provide you with advice on mediation and make a referral to mediation.
For further information on our Fixed Fee Packages see our Family Fees and Funding Page.
Contact our Contact and residence Solicitors in Wakefield on 01924 332395.