When applying for legal aid do you need to start paying child maintenance first or can you put in the amount you are going to pay?
My other problem is i can not afford to rent a flat or anything out right and as my family live far away from my office i have been offered a solution.
I can rent a room in a house share for about £70 which will include all my bills and mean i don''t have to sleep in my car overnight when at work, but my parents have offered me rent of their 2 free bedrooms to store my stuff in as there is a LOT!, and stay in at the weekends with the kids when i get contact as i wouldn''t want to stay with them in a house share as i wouldn''t feel their safety would be good enough.
If i do this my monthly rent allowance is easily taken upto £545 and maintanence for 2 kids PCM is circa £200+ which would bring me under the £733 by about £30+.
Would this be enough to justify legal aid?
I cant prove any of this until i get paid at the end of the month and start all of this and haven''t started off with the CSA/CMO yet either as my pay is messed up until my payslip arrives as well
Do they let you go ahead pending proof and then if the proof fails you have to foot the bill or is it all proof based?
If you are applying for Legal Help, you would have to provide details of your income from all sources for the past month. You can only count child maintenace and rent you have actually paid. I do not think you could count 2 lots of rent. You cannot count the child maintenace unless you have actually paid it.