Funding for family advice
Getting civil legal aid is dependent on a person and their case meeting a
means and merits test. If these criteria are met, funding can be available for
family problems including:
- divorce, separation and civil partnership dissolution
- child contact and residence
- domestic violence court orders
- care proceedings
- family mediation
- child abduction.
You do not need to apply for public funding yourself: we do this for you.
However this means that we may have to ask you for a lot of documents.
To prevent any delay in our taking any action on your behalf it is
important that you bring ALL documentation that is relevant to your
financial situation referred to below to your initial appointment. Your
failure to do so will result in our being unable to fully assess your
entitlement to Public Funding and our being unable to open a file on your
Please read through the questions below to see what documentation you
will need to bring.