I represented a single parent who was struggling to look after her children.
The local authority sent her a letter saying they would start court proceedings to remove her children. I supported her during a meeting with social workers and helped her to explain all the steps she had taken to improve her parenting.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, her children will live with her and the family will continue to receive support from the local authority.
I represented a woman who had been subjected to domestic abuse.
Her partner was physically violent in front of their children. She separated from her partner, but the abuse left her too scared to leave her home.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I obtained a court order preventing her ex-partner from contacting her or visiting her house.
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“I represented a vulnerable mother who had experienced domestic violence. Social services were refusing to allow her to see her daughter overnight. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I secured her a shared care arrangement so she could live with her daughter for half of every week.”
“Today I helped a woman who was going through a divorce. She had severe dyslexia and could not comprehend the paperwork for the divorce and related financial matters. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to go through the papers with her so they were all in order.”