If you have been a victim of domestic abuse (and you are also financially eligible) then you can still get legal aid to apply for a divorce and a financial settlement, together with Court applications relating to children. This is subject to obtaining the necessary evidence.
In order to qualify for Legal Aid we will need certain evidence from you.
This could be evidence of a police prosecution or caution of your partner, an injunction within the last 24 months, or documents relating to ongoing criminal proceedings. If these are not available you can provide evidence from any domestic abuse organisation you have been involved with, or from a GP or health professional to confirm that the condition or injury could only have been cause by domestic abuse.
You can also get evidence by way of a letter from Social Services to confirm that your child is at risk of harm from your partner.
These documents together with your proof of benefits, or 3 months payslips and 3 months bank statements if you are working, should be produced at the first meeting as without them we cannot act.
(Please note however that in certain cases relating to children such as care proceedings or pre-proceedings (PLO) you may be automatically entitled to Legal Aid irrespective of your circumstances or financial means).