Since the changes to Legal Aid were introduced at the start of April 2013, it has become more challenging for people to claim free legal advice. However, here at Ringrose Law we are committed to helping our clients as much as we can and provide as many options as we can to our clients to help keep costs to a minimum.
What people are asking us is, ‘How do I get a free divorce?’ and depending on your circumstances it may still be possible for you to get a free divorce.
Below are details of all the options available to you, for further help and advice please contact one of our family team today.
‘How do I get a free divorce?’ – Legal Aid
There are still circumstances which allow people to claim for Legal Aid. Public Law Matters (Court Proceedings involving Children’s Services) Injunctions, Protective Orders, Adoption and Child Abduction are still covered by Legal Aid, you just need to contact us to see if you are eligible.
‘Do I still qualify under Legal Aid changes?’
For further information and to find out if you are eligible for Legal Aid please click here or contact our family team for some initial advice.
‘How do I get a free divorce?’ – Fixed Fees
Although not free – our Fixed Fee services allow you to understand from the outset your likely fees for obtaining a divorce, or any other family matter. Our fixed fee services are available for clients who are not eligible for public funding. You can choose the fixed fee package you want to take up depending on the amount of advice and help you need and on your budget. For further information click here or contact our family team for some initial advice.
‘How do I get a free divorce?’ – FREE Family Clinics
We may not be able to provide you with a free divorce but we can offer you some initial free advice, and present to you all the options before you proceed any further. Our free family clinics are held at each of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding and Newark on the last Friday of every month from 8.30am-5pm. Our free family law advice clinics cover all family topics including divorce, separation, child residence, finances, childcare, adoption, civil partnerships and family mediation.
To book a place or for further information click here or contact our family team to book an appointment.
‘How do I get a free divorce?’ – Mediation
Mediation in Family Law involves separating or separated couples, whether married or not, working out arrangements for themselves and their children.
As Mediators we reduce conflict by helping couples to consider their options for settlement and by encouraging continued parental co-operation.
As a couple, with our help, you make your own decisions and negotiate your own settlement face to face.
Mediation is a cheaper option to divorce and doesn’t involve going to Court – for further information on fees and the process click here or contact our family team to book an appointment.
So, ‘How do I get a free divorce?’
Depending on your individual circumstances you may be able to get a free divorce, and if you are not eligible there are certainly several ways and options to make the process less costly and easier for you.
For a free assessment of your circumstances contact one of our family team today in Lincolnshire and Newark, our job is to help you.