Family court cases on the rise

News Team, 30/03/2021

The family courts were busy than previous years in the last quarter of 2020, with a six percent rise in the number of new cases.

In total 68,634 new cases were started.

This increase was due to increases in most case types: domestic violence (21 percent), financial remedy (eight percent), matrimonial (five percent) and private law (three percent) cases.

However, there was a three percent decrease in public law case starts.

Annually, there were 264,091 new cases started in family courts throughout 2020, similar to 2019.

There was an increase in the number of divorce petitions. 28,672 divorce...

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