From 1 April 2013 legal aid will no longer be available in divorce cases. There are some exceptions such as there having been domestic violence but in the main those who would have previously been able to claim legal aid or Legal Help as it was called will no longer be able to do so.
For those people who are on a tight budget they face two options, they either act for themselves or they pay a solicitor to act for them.
The divorce process can be a minefield and you should always get legal advice on what your options are and what is best for you. The divorce petition may look like a simple document but one mistake could be a very costly one. You may not be saving yourself money in the long run if you don’t seek advice at the outset.
We offer a budget friendly fixed fee service for a