New service for people with financial security issues

The Legal Services Society is pleased to announce that for a trial period it will provide legal aid services for financial security issues. Eligible people will receive “unbundled” lawyer services for financial issues resulting from a separation or divorce, such as child and spousal support, and the preservation and/or division of family property.

Unbundling refers to lawyers providing legal assistance with parts of a client’s case rather than representing them for an entire case.

The new service means legal aid clients will get help to be able to negotiate a settlement or represent themselves in court – help for which they would not otherwise qualify for.

LSS will pay lawyers for up to 15 hours to provide services for financial insecurity issues, including for case preparation and limited attendance at court-based case conferences.