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Solicitor for finances plus LIP for childcare related matters?

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28 Aug 21 #517576 by mag75
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Is it possible to use your solicitor for finances, but be an LIP for childcare arrangements? STBX threatening family court, despite having full access to children. Still living under the same roof/plus mediation agreement in place re parental resposibility for various days throughout the week which has been followed for past 6 months and working fine until new partner on the scene and now staying out and so often not there when children wake up, and seems to be just wanting any excuse to be difficult and run up even more unnecessary costs through solicitors.

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30 Aug 21 #517584 by hadenoughnow
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You can do what you want in terms of instructing a solicitor. It is perfectly possible to represent yourself in both finances and child matters. You will need to make sure you understand the process and paperwork. We have some low cost services that support LIPs. A direct access barrister can be instructed for the hearings if necessary.


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