11 February, 2013
The shocking statistic relating to the number of people who will be left to fund their own family law advice following Government cuts has prompted Forbes Solicitors to launch a fixed fee family service.
On average over 9,000 people were entitled to legal aid in Lancashire but following the forthcoming changes in April, this will be reduced dramatically to just over 1,000. This leaves 8,000 people who will be forced to pay for their own legal costs in an already stressful time.
Forbes Fixed Fee Family Service allows clients to select as much or as little legal advice as they require to resolve their situation for a fixed price. There is total flexibility with the service and packages can be tailored to fit around specific requirements.
Helen Shirbon, Partner and Head of the Family Department at Forbes comments, "Many people who would previously have qualified for legal aid now won't and will be left to foot the bill themselves. There is a myth that divorces are always financially crippling but with the Forbes Fixed Fee Family Service this needn't be the case."
The Forbes Fixed Fee Family Service will offer clients advice on their situation for a set price, taking away the financial uncertainty. The Forbes Solicitors' Family Team are based at the firm's offices in Accrington, Blackburn, Chorley and Preston.