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Good afternoon, thank you for contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I will be assisting you today. Can you clarify your question so that I can best advise you?
Thank you for the confirmation, this is outside the scope of my expertise therefore I will opt out to allow another expert to pick this up.
Thank you for the question. Although he is in prison, he will still have matrimonial assets, this includes any monies his partner may have. Depending on the circumstances, he may be entitled to legal aid.
Legal aid is available to some people but this will depend on the issues being dealt with in the case and the applicant’s financial position. However, legal aid can be available to some people. No lawyer will be able to say if you will be entitled to legal aid or not, as each case is dealt with on and individual basis. What you will have to do is look for local relevant solicitor (most firms have them) who will accept legal aid then ask them to represent you and make an application for legal aid accordingly on your behalf. I can provide a link to help you find one or you can do a simple google search. Your instructed solicitor will help you complete the legal aid application, this will then be assessed by the legal aid board and it will be them who make a decision as to whether or not you will qualify for legal aid for the case/claim.
I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society webpage which is;
If you require any help moving forward on this matter in the future, please do feel free to come back to us and I would be more than happy to assist.