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Family Law Archive - October 2020

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Nuffield report shows polarised view of remote hearings

According to a survey released by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, opinions on the efficacy, and fairness, of remote hearings are deeply divided – while professionals think they are functioning well, their clients feel differently. With more than 1,100 professionals and 132 family members contacted, the survey found that 42% of... Read More

FAQs: Child arrangements during Covid

Since initial lockdown measures were first introduced in March, one of the most frequently asked questions about the restrictions has concerned child arrangements. These questions were thrust back into the spotlight earlier this month with the introduction of the new tiered system to manage local outbreaks. So what are the current... Read More

Covid and the courts: Family cases down 13% compared to 2019

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice have highlighted the effect of Covid-19 on the family courts, with the total number of cases between April and June falling by 13% compared to the same period last year. This overall decrease has been driven by significant falls in a number of case types, with financial remedy and adoption cases... Read More

Three reasons why women are more likely to divorce than men

Women are more likely to divorce than men: that is the finding of a 2015 study by the American Sociological Association and the conclusion that can be drawn from the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. In fact, this is a not a new phenomenon, with statistics having consistently demonstrated that women are more likely to... Read More

Can living together while separated affect your divorce?

The breakdown of relationships may inevitably cause emotional separation but for various reasons, a physical separation may not be immediately possible nor desired. A physical separation may not be economically viable or it may be a conscious parenting decision made for the emotional wellbeing of the children. Further, in light of the... Read More
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