Hi can anyone give me any advice to cut a very long story i secured legal aid to fight my corner on dv, and divorce, some funding was secured for contact issues with the children, and the residence app and contact issues are still on going at the moment, I am however now divorced, my ex was found guilty of DV,there is no argument about who the children will live with, I have decided to not fight over my belongings as I am past caring and have very little fight left in me so if he wants my belongings so badly he can have them and my children finally now have their own independ legal representation. I have been informed that my benefits are stopping and i will have to return to work but i am worried about what will happen with my legal aid, I know it will stop but will they seek full refund of the legal aid certificate as the solicitor has grouped everything under one application and the case is still currently on going or will they just stop funding and i will have to pay for representation from this point on. confused and very worried ????
I am no expert and think there are probably others more qualified but as I understand it you will stop receiving the LA from now on.
This happened to me at the start of proceedings. As soon as my CSA and housing benefit started (both being processed at the time of starting my divorce) I was over the LA threshold so from then on had to pay.
I''m now stuck as can''t afford to pay for a solicitor privately.
Good luck for the future and hopefully you''ll get all the outcomes you deserve. I also left after DV and have walked away from my home and belongings, it''s hard but the Clean Break was worth it xxx