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Legal Aid Changes April 2013

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7 years 5 months ago #383120 by WhiteRose
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As many members already know there are changes to Legal Aid coming into force very soon - next month (April 2013).

This is one of a few articles focusing on what changes are coming in, how it affects Family Law and what you can do.

This fantastic article written by Quantum Valeat explains what the legal aid changes are and who will be affected. It''s important anyone who is thinking of applying for Legal Aid reads this first:

www.wikivorce.com/divorce/Wikizine-Famil...3-A-Quick-Guide.html

The legal aid changes will mean some people will not have funds for legal representation, so further articles will include information about Self representation.

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7 years 5 months ago #383220 by WhiteRose
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Just bumping this back up - an excellent article - a must read for anyone considering applying for Legal Aid soon.

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7 years 4 months ago #384757 by Free Spirit
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So will someone who is already in receiipt of Legal Aid continue or will it lapse, I am not sure???

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7 years 4 months ago #384762 by rubytuesday
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If you hold a current legal certificate at the time the changes come into force then your legal aid will continue.

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7 years 4 months ago #385038 by Cherub3
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Thanks Whiterose, very informative.

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7 years 4 months ago #385961 by WhiteRose
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Just wanted to bring this back into the Forum.

With the Legal Aid cuts I doubt any new applications, that don''t meet the new criteria, will be accepted next week.

To find out about the new criteria read the article (link) from Quantum Valeat.

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7 years 4 months ago #385966 by butterfly crossing
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One thing I would say is make sure you are in receipt of legal aid and not legal help as these are two separate things!!

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