Have petitioned husband for divorce on grounds of adultery, I am in the process of completing form E. Reality is, although he will not defend divorce (which he wants) as regards finance settlement I fully expect to have to go to Court.
It has now transpired that I might be eligible for Legal Aid, does anybody know if I can transfer at this stage to Legal Aid sol.
Or is it a case that once I have started all this-funded by myself (which I am finding very difficult) I cannot change.
Many thanks for any advice.
Check the terms of business your sol will have given u when u signed up....resorting to legal aid due to a change in circs is accepted by most firms however the recent changes to legal aid payments has put many sols and firms off from takin legal aid family actions....i have not read well on it as i am not using legal aid.....others here may be able to give you more up to date info on these changes
Hi, I am in the the process of divorce at present, up to taking the first paper to the courts to be sworn and signed, I got legal aide as I am on benefits, If you are on income support or any other benefit you should get legal aide even if you have started to pay yourself, the solicitor will ask you to sign documents so he can apply for the legal aide from the benefits, If you have over so much in savings you may not be eligible for it, but If you are struggleing like me then yes you can ask your solicitor to for the legal aide for you.
Hope this helps
P.S Life's a b***h but we will fight back, good luck