A High Court ruling in a divorce case showed the pandemic is not a good enough reason for failing to meet legal and financial obligations.
Any lawyer will tell you that it is better for divorcing couples to agree how assets should be divided rather than fighting it out in court
A divorce can take some considerable time and that is why judges have the power to make interim maintenance awards to bridge the gap.
Some relationships do not survive the prospect of impending parenthood and can result in children being born into the teeth of a legal storm…
Many divorcees feel that judges have given them a raw deal when dividing up marital assets and it is fair to challenge the decision.
Wide-ranging legislative changes that would normally require months, even years, of consultation were rushed through in a matter of days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family lawyers work hand in hand with local authorities and medical professionals to protect vulnerable people from the controlling and coercive behaviour of others.
Contact arrangements between children in care and their parents often raise vexed issues, but all the more so during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As one case showed the approach of family judges is not to condemn but to seek solutions that enable children to continue living in the bosom of their families.
The financial fallout from divorce is frequently painful but a willingness to compromise almost always offers a better outcome for both sides.