Legal Aid and Care Proceedings

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If you are a parent, or someone that holds parental responsibility for a child, and your children are involved in care proceedings for a care order or supervision order you will get legal aid automatically. You will also get legal aid automatically for emergency protection orders and child assessment orders. It does not matter what you earn or your chance of being successful, all parents get legal aid for care proceedings, emergency protection order proceedings and child assessment orders.


Legal aid is available for other ‘public law’ applications such as; secure accommodation orders, contact with a child in care, discharge of care orders, variation of supervision orders, adoption but it is means and merits tested. This means that the Legal Aid Agency will assess your income and your prospects of success. Legal aid is only available to those on a low income. 


AFG LAW hold a legal aid contract for family law and can help you apply for legal aid to ensure you have access to legal advice and are represented during your proceedings

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Email: familysolicitor@afglaw.co.uk

Call: 01204 920102

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AFG were recommended to me by the agents selling my property, in the main I dealt with Elizabeth who was ever the professional, dealt with all matters quickly and answered any questions I had promptly. Elizabeth also kept me updated throughout the process for which I was extremely grateful. Thanks also to Dominique for dealing with the conveyancing so quickly , much appreciated. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend AFG.

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