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external identifier
269489
UK Government and Parliament Id
269489
e-petition UK Government and Parliament Id
269489
action
Give legal aid to all victims of domestic abuse/cohesive control
background
Victims of domestic abuse/cohesive control are being refused legal aid for owning the home they and the children live in, though no other assets or funds exist, preventing access to professional legal representation against their abuser. The home must not be used as grounds to refuse legal aid.
additional details
The previous system granted legal aid to women for divorce irrespective of whether or not they were victims of domestic abuse and the home didn't feature. Selling your home without means to secure another is classed as intentional homelessness =no access to social housing etc. Without legal representation to present a case, children who do not wish to have any contact with their perpetrator fathers are at risk of further emotional harm by being forced.
created at
2019-08-10T13:56:06.896000+00:00
updated at
2020-02-26T22:53:10.058000+00:00
closed at
2019-11-06T00:01:00.000000+00:00
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