Legal aid can be made available towards the legal costs of divorce or dissolution, however, for you to be eligible you will be assessed on the basis of how much income, savings, investments and valuables you have.
When it comes to legal aid for divorce there are two kinds of legal aid help that is available to you and to others in Glasgow, these are as follows:
- Advice and assistance
- Civil legal aid
Advice and assistance
This helps to pay for advice from a solicitor to try and settle a dispute for you without going to court. As well as being able to advise you about the divorce, your solicitor can:
- Give you advice on whether or not you have a legal case to take forward
- Try to negotiate with the other party to settle the dispute
- Advise you on whether or not you can apply for legal aid to take the matter to court
- Write letters for you
- Apply on your behalf for civil legal aid
Civil legal aid
This helps you to pay for a solicitor to act on your behalf at court. Civil legal aid for divorce covers all of the preparation work as well as the hearing itself and funding for advocates and experts can also be available if needed.
For civil legal aid you will have to qualify financially and you may have to pay a contribution towards the cost of the case. If you win or keep money in the case then it’s more than likely that you will have to pay up to the full cost of the work that has been done for you.
We are solicitors situated in Glasgow who are able to apply for legal aid on your behalf. We are able to offer you advice and assistance and can even represent you in court if required.
We have been helping clients in Glasgow with their divorces for several years now and have both a wealth of experience and a solid reputation for the standard of representation and advice that we provide to all of our clients.
When you come to us you can expect one of our solicitors to take the time out to discuss your divorce in greater depth. At this point they’ll offer you advice and will discuss legal aid with you. If they feel that you would be eligible for legal aid then you can expect them to apply for this on your behalf.
To make an appointment to see one of our solicitors at our firm in Glasgow, simply fill out our contact form.