As a legal aid solicitors Stockport we dedicate ourselves to bringing our expertise and advice to the widest possible range of people. We specialise in family law, handling cases in areas such as divorce and civil partnership, domestic violence and children disputes. We treat every client in the most sympathetic manner possible by ensuring that they know exactly what is happening at every stage of the process, whether that involves an actual court case, mediation or negotiating an agreement between two parties.
Our position as legal aid solicitors Stockport means that we are perfectly placed to advise on how a case will be funded and whether each client is likely to be eligible to receive legal aid. The rules regarding legal aid have been tightened up to some degree in recent years, but there are still circumstances in which individuals can claim help toward the funding of a case. In some cases this will be the full funding needed, in others just a percentage of any costs, and our experts will ensure that each client knows exactly what they are entitled to before embarking on a particular course of action.
We realise that many people are reluctant to embark on legal action due to concerns about how much it might cost. In order to make legal advice as accessible as possible we provide each and every one of our clients with a 20 minute legal aid appraisal free of charge. We’ll use this to determine whether your circumstances and the nature of your case mean you are able to receive legal aid, and if you’re still unsure whether to proceed, we’ll provide a fixed fee first appointment, either face to face or over the phone, for just £50 (Plus VAT).
Although the details of any legal aid available will vary from case to case – which is why it’s important to seek the help of the leading family legal aid solicitors Stockport has to offer – the kind of family issues which might be eligible include the following:
- Cases involving factors such as domestic abuse or forced marriage, in which you are trying to protect yourself or a child
- Requiring advice on children, finances or divorce following an abusive relationship
- The possibility that a child in your family might be taken into care
- Family mediation during the process of separation or divorce
Our commitment to legal aid and access to the very best advice is such that we’ll provide every client with a legal aid appraisal free of charge. If you have any questions about legal aid, or any other issues regarding a situation you’re attempting to deal with, then contact us via email at [email protected] or call us on 0161 429 7251. An expert member of our team will explain exactly how the rules apply to your situation, and what the recommended next steps should be.