I think Charles and BoysMum are both correct and certificates in new cases won''t be issued under the current rules after April 2013, but the applications need to be in by February. The information is available somewhere on the Legal Services website but you have to dig about a bit to find it.
Hmm I''m confused now! So for example, in my case, my ex failed to do testing (phsycological and risk asesments) that were nessecary for him to prove he was safe to have contact with her. These were going to cost a few grand. As it stands, he still needs to do these tests if he wants to see her. If he re-applies to court, and he doesn''t have legal aid, would he have to pay for these tests himself? As I know he wouldn''t be able to afford them.
Just a quick question if ex makes up more lies about being abused will he still get it or would it be granted for him because of proven dv against me by him. Does the abuser get it because there is violence even if it was by them. I can pay my own way but it seems unfair.