Legal Aid is a service offered to those with low income in need of legal representation. Their services typically fall within criminal and family matters. However, in New Brunswick, many services are not covered by our legal aid system. For family matters, these services include, “variation of any order made under the Divorce Act (including child support); division of marital property; variation of spousal support (New Brunswick Legal Aid Commission, 2012).” This places many women who fall into the low income category who are experience domestic violence unable to file for divorce from a violent partner. If their partner files for divorce while attempting to gain custody of their child, the woman has no representation from legal aid. This often forces women to self represent against their violent partner, risking the custody of their child and a fair agreement of divorce.
1/24/2021 01:53:13 am
Hello, nice blog
6/6/2022 01:40:03 pm
This places many women who fall into the low income category who are experience domestic violence unable to file for divorce from a violent partner. I’m so thankful for your helpful post!
6/6/2022 02:14:38 pm
For family matters these services include variation of any order made under the Divorce Act division of marital property; Thank you for making this such an awesome post!
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