We will discuss with you at the beginning of your case how your legal fees will be paid. The usual rule is that each party has to pay for the costs of their own lawyer for negotiating the financial settlement. However, as part of the settlement it is possible to agree that your spouse should pay some or all of your legal fees. Sometimes friends or family members are prepared to assist if you do not have any savings or income available to pay your legal fees. If it is not possible to agree with your spouse that they should pay your legal fees, and there are no other options open to you, then we have contacts who may be able assist you with a loan so that they can be paid as you go along.