How do I end my relationship during the coronavirus pandemic?

4th December 2020 3:36 pm Comments Off on How do I end my relationship during the coronavirus pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic is putting an enormous strain on relationships. Whilst it was perfectly normal to have some underlying tensions between spouses or civil partners before the crisis, the confinement and anxieties from the pandemic have created a breaking point in many relationships.

Citizens Advice said that the number of people viewing the divorce webpage throughout the first weekend in September 2020 was 25% higher than on the same weekend in 2019. The rising number of people wanting to know how they can end their relationships has caused many family lawyers to predict a “divorce boom”caused by the coronavirus.

Having said that, the family courts of England and Wales have revealed a decrease in the number of divorce applications being made and granted between April and June 2020. This will have been due to the fact that, during the initial coronavirus response, administrative and judicial resources were significantly challenged. This resulted in a number of courts suspending operations for a period.

In order to help the justice system cope with demand, additional venues, known as “Nightingale courts” have been temporarily set up to hear cases and to help the courts run as effectively and safely as possible during the coronavirus outbreak.

So, how can we help you?

Our specialist family solicitors offer an initial 1 hour consultation for £150 including VAT, during which you will be advised about your options for divorce and separation, division of financial assets and, if necessary, children matters.

As members of the accredited family law body, Resolution, we believe that a non-confrontational approach to family law issues produces better outcomes for separating families and their children. We, therefore, strive to resolve issues in a constructive way wherever possible.

Our family solicitors can advise you about the basis on which you might be able to get a divorce or civil partnership dissolution, the procedure and timescales involved, and the implications in relation to your Will. We can also advise you in relation to any financial and/or child arrangements that may need to be made, including who can apply to the court, what happens when such applications are received by the court, and how the court decides what is “right” in the circumstances of each case.

We recommend that you do not limit yourself to firms within your local area when instructing a solicitor. We routinely advise clients remotely and we are experienced in providing clients with the supportive and personal service that they deserve via telephone, email and video communications.

Contact us

Contact one of our family solicitors on 01628 631051 or email to make an appointment.

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