Do You Qualify?
The short answer to this is: probably.
Based on Legal Aid Agency guidelines, if the Local Authority issue care proceedings for a child then legal aid will be granted on a non-means basis for anyone who has Parental Responsibility for the child or who is a biological parent of a child. This does not mean that others will not qualify but they will be subject to a means and merit’s assessment. A care solicitor will go through the individual requirements on a case by case basis.
If Legal Aid is not available then the issue of the costs will be discussed on an individual basis.
So The Only Thing You Need To Worry About Is Fighting Your Case
If Legal Aid is granted then you don’t need to worry about things like fees and expensive court costs. You need to put everything you’ve got into keeping your head up and fighting your case, whatever it takes.
Your best and safest course of action is to contact us and let us help you.
Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you. Call either of us on 0121 683 5000 or 0800 246 5147 (out of hours mobile or for texting: 07730 143 432) or complete our online enquiry form.
And remember, the faster we start your case, the faster we can get the right actions being taken to protect you and your family.