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How do I pay my legal fees - HELP please

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06 May 12 #328697 by jm0652
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We have combined assets namely the family home of £300,000 and I need to fight my alcoholic wife who is applying for residance of my daughter. I still live in the Family home

I''m about to be made redundant but the legal aid calculators tell me I (we) have too much assets.

I have petitioned for divorce but she has reneged on our verbal agreement of 50/50 residence.

Please someone help - Im drowning here :X

thanks

J

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07 May 12 #328889 by .Charles
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Well, your redundancy money is the first port of call followed by additional borrowings.

It is possible to enter into an agreement with a solicitor to defer payment of fees until the end of your case when there is a division of assets. However, if you are litigating over the children you could use up all of your capital without sorting out the finances which leaves your solicitor unpaid. The upshot is that a solicitor is unlikely to take that risk.

A litigation loan is also possible but, again, there has to be the prospect of being repaid which would usually be from a financial settlement.

Acting for yourself is another option as many people on this site have done.

Charles

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