Am I eligible for legal aid?
If your family law case is being conducted in Scotland you can apply for legal aid, even if you do not live in Scotland. You will need to show that you can’t afford to pay for legal help yourself, and that the problem is serious. Legal aid is means tested, so you may be asked to pay some of the cost yourself. See the Scottish Legal Aid Board SLAB) web site to assess whether you will qualify on financial grounds. Two types of legal aid are available: advice and assistance to pay for the initial help and legal correspondence, and civil legal aid if the case has to go to court. You have to use a solicitor, and only some law firms will make legal aid applications – see the SLAB list.