Are you trying to manage court without legal representation? If yes, you are a ’Litigant in Person’.
Our Litigants in Person service exists to help people who are not eligible for legal aid but have experienced domestic abuse to secure the court orders needed to provide protection for themselves and their children or to obtain financial orders.
You can get help from this service if:
- You have experienced domestic abuse, and
- You need advice about your rights or help with court action, and
- You are not eligible for Legal Aid.
Our specialist adviser can assist you through the court processes relating to civil injunctions (non-molestation orders and occupation orders), transfer of tenancy orders under the Family Law Act, divorce proceedings including financial orders and child arrangement orders.
If you’re a local organisation working with people who have experienced domestic abuse and need help to navigate court processes, but have no eligibility for Legal Aid you can refer directly using our secure online referral form if you have your client’s consent.
The project is currently funded by Community Justice Fund (part of the Access to Justice Foundation).
Call: 01823 448971
Online: advice form
Visit us: Citizens Advice Taunton – Main Office