Covid-19 & Existing Divorce Cases

It has been widely reported that divorce rates are likely to rise as a result of Covid-19 and the accompanying lockdown. But what about those who are already in the midst...


Divorce Rates Set To Surge Due To Covid-19

With the coronavirus lockdown forcing many people to stay at home, countries around the world are reporting an increase in the rates of relationship breakdown and divorce. Undoubtedly, the UK...


HMCTS Sets Out Business Priorities For Family Courts During Coronavirus

HM Courts and Tribunal Service has issued a summary of family business priorities for County Courts during the coronavirus outbreak, which has been agreed with the President of the Family...


Domestic Abuse In Coronavirus Lockdown

There is evidence emerging that the Government imposed coronavirus lockdown is causing an increase in domestic abuse in the UK. As we previously reported, perpetrators of domestic violence may use self-isolation...


Increase In Domestic Abuse As A Result Of Coronavirus Quarantine

A number of campaigners across the UK have warned that due to the imposed coronavirus lockdown it could lead to a rise in the number of domestic abuse instances, as...


Child Contact Arrangements During The Coronavirus Lockdown/Isolation

As we previously discussed, the coronavirus outbreak and the measures enforced by the Government to close schools and nurseries and place the UK on lockdown has severely impacted child care...


How The Coronavirus Could Impact Financial Settlements

When separating couples agree a division of their family assets, it is not uncommon for them to do a deal whereby one person keeps one major family asset and the...


Cafcass Guidance For Children & Families Impacted By The Coronavirus

The Children & Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass) has issued guidance in relation to children and families who are currently or may in the future be affected by the...


Application Fees Waived For Adjourning Family & Civil Hearings Due To The Coronavirus

It has been confirmed that in certain circumstances that there will be no application fee to pay when a party is seeking to adjourn a family or civil hearing as...


Can Children Move Between Separated Parents During Lockdown Isolation?

Michael Gove gave conflicting advice on breakfast television yesterday morning on what to do about seeing your children if you are a separated parent during the coronavirus lockdown. When speaking...


What Does The Coronavirus Mean For Mediation?

With the increasing number of cases of the coronavirus and stricter provisions and guidance being issued by the Government, it may soon be the case that mediation cannot be carried...


Contact Orders & Coronavirus Isolation

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many separated couples with children may be asking themselves the question: “Should I make my child available for contact when either I am, the other...


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