Civil Legal Aid is available for Child Law, Family Law and Divorce in Scotland
This includes matters such as ancillary court orders in relation to children such as contact or residence; or in relation to financial issues e.g. order for disclosure of assets, valuations and so on.
It is assessed on type of legal issue and financial eligibility.
The Scottish Legal Aid Board operates a sliding scale when it comes to granting Civil Legal Aid. If you qualify, you may pay nothing at all or be required to make a contribution. There is also a claw back in relation to divorce should you receive or retain money and property at the outcome and may then require to pay a contribution. Even if you have a high income, you may qualify if you have high outgoings.
It is important to note that many lawyers now do not handle divorce on a legal aid basis. Legal Aid rates of pay are considered low as compared with the work and attention required for certain cases.
At AJ Gordon & Co, we are committed to providing our expertise and experience to our clients whether we are instructed on a Legal Aid basis or our fees are paid privately.
Whatever your situation or legal issue, our solicitors will advise on every aspect of Legal Aid, whether you qualify and the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining Legal Aid. Contact us for advice.