Changes to Divorce Law

Divorce law as we know it is about to change in a big way with the much awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 taking effect on 6th April 2022. Clients are asking us how this will impact upon them so we thought it would be helpful to summarise the  main changes to the procedure.…

The last 12 months

Remote Hearings, Online Applications, and Increased Workloads – The Impact of Covid-19 on the Family Court On the 6th of January 2021, the England entered a third period of national lockdown in a bid to stop transmission of coronavirus, reduce the pressure on the NHS and save lives. However, whilst a necessary measure, this placed…

To vaccinate children or not?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? The new question for schoolchildren. At a time when school children are supposed to be asking questions about homework or extracurricular activities, the announcement that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is safe for use in children 12 – 15 years old, and that they can choose to receive it irrespective…

Nullity

Married at first sight UK has become a reality TV sensation with viewers across the UK tuning in to watch couples tie the knot with complete strangers for a daring television experiment. As this series draws to a conclusion we consider the real life question of what can you do if you realise shortly after…

Why Resolution matters to you

Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive manner. Resolution was founded in 1982 by a group of family lawyers who believed that a non-confrontational approach to family law issues would produce better outcomes for separating families and their children. We at RJT…

Maintenance Pending Suit Applications

Maintenance pending suit (MPS) is financial support paid by one spouse to the other after divorce proceedings start until the divorce is finalised and a final adjustment of finances is made between the parties. Similar provisions apply to those in civil partnerships. Reasons for applying for maintenance pending suit Genuine need is the most common…

Remote hearings in family cases

When England entered another national lockdown, the Lord Chief Justice said that no one should be asked to go to court unless strictly necessary and remote attendance must be the default position. According to HMCTS the number of family cases involving remote technology has increased by a  massive 90% since the pandemic began in March…