Hartz IV or little money? So are you still gonna come to Your right

Who wants to enforce his right, often needs a long breath and, above all, money. Finally, the attorney, expert, and process-fees must be paid. People who can't

Hartz IV or little money? So are you still gonna come to Your right

Who wants to enforce his right, often needs a long breath and, above all, money. Finally, the attorney, expert, and process-fees must be paid. People who can't afford it, the state grants legal aid to cover the costs.

What advice help?

Who is entitled to assistance, get professional legal advice, for which he does not have to pay more than 15 Euro. Often lawyers explain the laws and advise on the procedure. Or the lawyer writes as out-of-court representatives on behalf of the client, a letter to the landlord who has terminated, or to the father who pays no child support.

what problems can I get help?

help in many cases - regardless of whether you want to be about divorce, alimony sues or compensation demands. Except the Accused in proceedings in criminal law. You can not be considered as part of the Advisory assistance represented, but get a public defender to the side, if the law so provides. Advice to help you get only when no one else to fill in.

another component: To be negotiated, a case before the court, the litigation costs support to help the plaintiff with the costs.

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it May be that I have to pay?

In the case of legal aid remains a residual risk, explains Klaus Frank, a lawyer of the consumer Baden-Württemberg. The opponent wins the dispute, must be taken over the costs of the opposing counsel. "A good lawyer should explain, therefore, comprehensively and early on about the potential costs," says Frank.

For the Advisory and legal aid: the aid recipient must enter once in the year, information about your financial situation. You will have more money available to pay you any more to the state.

What I need to do to get consulting help?

First, the Parties must demonstrate to the competent district court that you are not able to meet the costs really. For a list of your assets and income.

With a permission slip may go to the person Entitled to a lawyer of his choice. "Every lawyer is obliged by law in Germany to provide consulting help," says Lilian Widra of the chamber of lawyers of the state of Brandenburg. In Hamburg and Bremen, the public legal advice, however, is responsible, says Stephanie Krüger, spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of justice.

Hartz IV-recipients: Who gets assistance?

"Hartz IV-recipients have actually always entitled to legal assistance or legal aid," says Frank. But also others can make use of it. It is crucial that the people Affected can afford the cost of some or in Installments.

The used income must be less than 20 euros. To calculate it, the cost from the gross income taxes, employee benefit expenses, advertising and residential, as well as various allowances deducted. An unemployed has set in 2020, an allowance of 501 euros, in the case of professional 729 Euro will make. Also be taken into account dependent children and spouse.

example: Who is married as a sole breadwinner earns 2000 euros net per month, and two ten-year-old children, as well as 600 euros per month for Housing and Heating issues gets this support. Provided he has no other assets.

For both types of aid is subject to the same financial limits. The used income is 20 euros or more, can cost the state in legal aid costs but proportionately. The applicant pays it in monthly Installments to the greatest extent possible, however, to a maximum of four years.

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Updated Date: 16 January 2020, 01:01

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