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Legal aid to be stopped from Sep?

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24 Jan 13 #376094 by pescy72
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I can''t wait for legal aid to stop! Im a full time working mum and my ex who hasn''t worked in over 10 years (unless its cash in hand!) took me to court last year for contact although he was already having it but also wanted shared custody to get a council house! He has seriously abused the system and left me in serious debt having to pay for a solicitor! For him it has never been about the kids welfare and all about himself! In his case, its a waste of taxpayers money. I agree tho that legal aid should still be available in domestic violence cases. Not for parents who can just abuse it by stopping contact.

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24 Jan 13 #376104 by u6c00
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pescy72 wrote:

I can''t wait for legal aid to stop! Im a full time working mum and my ex who hasn''t worked in over 10 years (unless its cash in hand!) took me to court last year for contact although he was already having it but also wanted shared custody to get a council house!


Congratulations, you are about to have the last laugh. Unless he gets the child benefit, if he has a room in a council house for your child he will lose 14% of his housing benefit entitlement from April as he will be classed as having a spare bedroom.

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24 Jan 13 #376159 by MrDeNiro
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There will still be legal aid in some cases.
For example if there is a conviction of domestic violence/abuse although I don''t know if thats in all cases.
I''ve read elswehere that legal aid has already been taken away for some people.


With the stopping of legal aid in most cases and the new upcoming clause in the childrens act stating ''A presumption of shared parenting'',this will hopefully make it easier for a father to get/increase contact.

A RP will now have to have good reason to deny a NRP contact.
Also RPs will be more likely to agree a contact schedule if they know they can''t fight against it in court with legal aid.

Thats the idea anyway.

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