Financial assistance from the state that can be obtained in legal matters or disputes. This includes obtaining assistance with the using a lawyer.
Legal protection refers to the insurance that is sometimes included in home insurance which is intended to help the insured person with the costs of using a legal counsel in disputes concerning private matters. Legal protection is included in most insurance policies.
Costs often arise in legal disputes, for example, for lawyer’s fees. When a person needs financial assistance in a civil dispute, the main rule is that the legal protection included in home insurance should be used in the first place.
If a person does not have insurance with legal protection without a valid reason, they cannot obtain assistance with costs from the state. It is therefore important to ensure that you have insurance which includes legal protection. More information about legal aid can be obtained from Domstolsverket (Swedish Courts Administration).