Law for Life working with solicitors to provide access to fixed fee family legal advice

29th January 2020

Law for Life have just launched a new project, in partnership with Resolution, which tests an entirely new approach to providing affordable legal advice on family law matters. This project offers those sorting out their finances after a divorce or going to court over child arrangements a blend of incredibly helpful step-by-step guidance from Advicenow so that they can do most of the work themselves, with fixed fee, unbundled legal advice from Resolution family lawyers at the most crucial or difficult points in the process.

Many Litigants in Person can’t afford to pay a solicitor to help them with most of their case. But, of course, there are points in a case when it is incredibly helpful to get just a bit of expert help from a family lawyer. A combination of lack of confidence, uncertainties around cost, and high prices of legal help prevent many of our users from accessing the advice they need. And although the number of solicitors offering unbundled help has increased, nobody was set up to support LiPs using our guides.

To help solve this problem, Law for Life have teamed up with Resolution to provide a panel of family law solicitors who can help at the most important points of the process for a fixed fee. Users are provided with a clear description of the tailored advice they will receive and exactly what it will cost – so that they can be certain they can afford it. They have worked with members of Resolution’s Innovation group to design a process that uses advance data capture to use the solicitor’s time efficiently, so that they can offer this help as cheaply as possible for the user.

Most appointments are offered at £120 and users can choose from having appointments face to face, by telephone or over Skype, WhatsApp or Facetime.
People who can’t afford to or don’t want to use the service, don’t have to. If you cannot afford a fixed fee our RCJ Advice family team deliver free legal advice and you can apply for up to 3 appointments using our triage form.