Howells Solicitors are delighted to announce that parents who are going through a separation can still access free legal help and advice after 1st April thanks to government funding.
The Working Together for Children pilot project, originally launched in April 2013 for a period of 2 years, aims to help parents in South Yorkshire sort out problems amicably after separation. An extension to the project will enable Howells to continue providing free legal advice to separating families for a further 6 months until 30th September 2015.
Eligible parents can receive free family legal advice, help with debt, benefits, employment and housing issues and access to counselling and mediation in a bid to help them resolve their problems without having to resort to the expense and stress of going through the courts.
Project Manager Sue Colven from Howells Solicitors said “Howells is delighted to be able to continue to provide free help and advice to separating parents in South Yorkshire. The project has proved to be very successful, helping over 1450 parents over the last 2 years. We are extremely pleased that the scheme has been granted another 6 months to run, enabling us to help many more separating parents over the coming months.”
Howells was granted £1.4m of funding in April 2013 to target parents who are outside the scope of legal aid. The aim of the project is to help reduce the impact and stress of separation and to avoid confrontation, court action and involvement of the Child Support Agency by promoting agreements between parents about their children.
To make an appointment at Howells, call 0114 404 06 06.