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Legal aid - cheating?

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08 Jan 08 #10192 by Mrs Ingledew
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Is my stbx cheating to get legal aid and if so what do I do?

My wonderful ex is getting legal aid. BUT his partner owns her own house - outright no mortgage. I thought this should be taken into account?

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08 Jan 08 #10193 by Specialdad
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Quick question: why should it bother you that he is receiving legal aid?

If he is not entitled to it. The authorities will eventually find out and he will be in hot water.

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08 Jan 08 #10207 by loobyloo
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Believe me nooone gets legal aid unless qualifies, as sd says if hes lied will be found out also he will have to pay it back if in a position too.
I have not had legal aid because at time of applying was working and had a rolex!! huh111 I know... so dont stress tay let him hang himself
looby

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08 Jan 08 #10228 by Mrs Ingledew
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becuase other more deserving people don't get it. And he isusing that as the reason he can't pay costs!

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08 Jan 08 #10258 by sexysadie
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And presumably his is not married to his np so her house doesn't figure - it's hers, not his.

Sadie

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08 Jan 08 #10260 by DownButNotOut
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Qualification for legal aid is in the main based upon your income.

Not your assets....and certainly not someone else's assets.

So his new partner having a house will not count against him getting legal aid.

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