Legal Help

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you have the following options:

a) Legal aid

Legal aid is only available in very limited circumstances. It will only be available for divorce proceedings if you can prove that there has been domestic violence or there is a risk of such violence. You can follow this link for more information: https://www.gov.uk/legal-aid

b) Legal services orders

This is an order by the court that one party pays the other a sum of money to help cover their legal fees. The court will only make such an order where all other avenues have been explored. The costs of making this application need to be borne in mind.

c) Bank loans

It is possible to get loans from certain banks to help pay your legal fees, for example

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d) Acting in person

It is possible to act in person, that is, without a lawyer, perhaps taking limited advice at various stages of the process. LexSnap can help.

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