Coronavirus And Divorce – Can I Still Seek Help From The Family Courts?

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Are the Courts still dealing with Divorce cases?

The Courts have issued guidance which provides that urgent applications for Divorce and applications for Decree Absolute must be dealt with. The Courts will do their best to deal with any other Divorce work such as issuing new Divorce proceedings. However, due to the Coronavirus the Courts are taking longer to deal with this work.

How can I apply for a Divorce?

Please just contact our Family Law Department at Hart Reade on 01323 727321 and we can start proceedings.

Are the Courts still dealing with financial cases relating to Divorce?

The Courts are still dealing with Financial Remedy cases (the finances related to Divorce) but this is not considered priority work and there may therefore be a delay in the Courts dealing with this work.

How are the Courts dealing with family cases?

The Courts are dealing with most cases remotely. Please click the links below to see our Legal Updates setting out how the Courts are dealing with family cases:

Coronavirus – How will this affect my Court case in the Family Court
Coronavirus And Child Arrangements – Can I Still Seek Help From The Family Courts?

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Please note the above is for information purposes only and is intended to be a short summary.  It should not be treated as a comprehensive guide and should not be acted on without qualified legal advice.

Author: Alexandra Funnell. Co-Head of Family Department, Partner