How is COVID-19 affecting divorcing couples?

Cady Pearce, senior associate, Kingsley Napley, 19/05/2020

Now we have a loose ‘sketch’ of how the country might emerge from lockdown, what should divorcing clients be considering?

The new normal of the Family courts 

The Family Courts have adapted quickly to the challenges presented by lockdown. Divorce petitions are still being processed and hearings are taking place remotely wherever appropriate. Parties are also being encouraged to make more use of private hearings and alternative dispute methods such as mediation and arbitration. All of these measures mean that couples who want to divorce, or continue with existing proceedings, can do so. But shou...

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