What Is Legal Aid Southport Gold Coast?
Legal aid Southport Gold Coast is the term used for legal help that is provided to financially unstable individuals for matters of criminal, family, or civil law. These legal services are available to all members of the Australian community; however it is administered individually by each State. In order to obtain legal aid, you must meet the specified eligibility requirements. If your application is approved, you will be provided with a lawyer who will support you throughout the duration of your case. While legal aid can be obtained for circumstances including criminal charges, traffic and driving offences, domestic and family violence, family dispute resolution, anti-discrimination and employment law, there are some legal matters where legal aid does not apply. Some of these circumstances include real estate issues, taxation and superannuation, environmental law and will making or preparing powers of attorney.
Am I Eligible?
Legal aid Southport Gold Coast is the term used for legal help that is provided to financially unstable individuals for matters of criminal, family, or civil law. Your eligibility to acquire legal aid Southport Gold Coast is dependent on your ability to meet certain criteria. In Queensland, these are the Legal Aid Queensland Means Test and Legal Merits test. The Means Test looks at your income and assets to determine your financial eligibility. This test examines your financial circumstances, also considering if you are providing financial support for another individual. The Merits Test looks at whether the case is one that Legal Aid should fund, and includes assessment of a wide range of circumstances, such as the likelihood of the case being successful in court, or how serious the charges are. In each of the law sectors, there are priority cases which will be more likely to receive legal aid.
How can I check my eligibility for legal aid Southport Gold Coast?
You can visit Legal Aid Queensland for more information regarding the application process and eligibility criteria, or feel free to call us at Bamberry Lawyers as we are able to provide you with initial advice over the phone.
How do I apply for legal aid?
Once you have contacted us, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on the Legal Aid Queensland website or in one of their offices. You should return that form to us, along with any other material Legal Aid requires you to provide.
What should I include in my application?
Your application for legal aid will need to outline your salary, your investment funds including shared dividends, trust payments and investment property rent, and any income you receive from insurance policies or disability benefits.
If you believe your circumstances make you eligible for legal aid Southport Gold Coast, contact us on 5527 0020 to find out more about how we can help. At Bamberry Lawyers, we can help you to lodge your application for legal and provide honest and transparent advice about the process.