What is the criteria for obtaining legal aid in WA? Is there a cut off point for Legal Aid WA as far as earnings and assets (is it based on your ability to pay for representation) also if the family home is the object in dispute after seperation is this still classed as a asset on your ability to pay for legal representation, I only $550 All my wages goes to the upkeep of the household as my spouse does not and has not contributed financially since he vacated the home 4 months ago. I have 2 adult children living in the home 18yrs and 21yrs. They are doing apprenticeships and do not really contribute to the household.. These children have never left home, this is the family home. There is no mortgage on the home and both the deeds are in my name.