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Legal Aid set to put a spanner in divorce work

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Under the existing government scheme in England and Wales, those persons who are eligible will qualify for state-funded legal advice within divorce proceedings and will also be exempt from any Court fees associated with the Divorce.

From 1st April 2013 however, legal aid will no longer be available for married couples wanting a divorce except in very limited circumstances involving domestic violence and therefore those who wish to get divorced will have to pay for it!

Divorce proceedings can be extremely daunting especially where legal costs are concerned. Unsurprisingly, the first question on most people’s lips when they contact a solicitor is...how much is it going to cost me?

The concern amongst many legal practitioners is that those married couples who want a divorce but feel they cannot afford one without the help of legal aid are going to be enticed by those offering unmistakably low fees only to be surprised by hidden costs along the way or alternatively find themselves doing their own divorce with no or very little assistance from qualified solicitors.

Here at Divorce Rights our team of specialist family law solicitors understand the importance of costs to our clients and we pride ourselves on our transparency of legal fees from the outset up until conclusion of your matter, whilst maintaining a high quality and personal legal service.

We aim to provide you with a clear understanding of the divorce process and how much it is going to cost you at each and every stage of the proceedings.

Download our Divorce Guide which explains the divorce process and our costs in one simple A4 page, setting out what we expect from you and what you can expect from us in return.