It is safe to say that present times are daunting and uncertain, and the lack of normality and routine can feel unsettling. The necessity to remain at home with limited opportunity to get that all-important fresh air and space can feel overwhelming and can cause cracks to show in what may be an already fractious or vulnerable relationship, and it may be difficult to know what to do or which way to turn.
Help and support for families
Deciding whether to separate or divorce is confusing and exhausting, but it can help to receive some advice to assist you in making an informed decision. Our family team are experienced in all areas of divorce, separation and child contact arrangements and can offer help and advice to support you at this very difficult time.
We are also aware that unfortunately many families are suffering an increase in domestic violence at this time, with charities such as Refuge reporting a huge increase in calls. If you are experiencing violence at home, please remember you are not alone and that there are a number of sources of help available. Please visit our domestic violence advice page where we have listed a number of useful contacts.
Our family lawyers are working remotely, and are still able to accept new enquiries and offer advice around divorce and separation. If you would like to arrange an appointment, we can offer you a telephone or video call and will be able to advise you on your circumstances and what your options are. We offer a confidential fixed fee one-hour consultation for £250 +VAT plus £13.50 for an ID check.
At present, the divorce Courts are still operational and are still processing new applications for divorce. There may be a delay in the divorce process due to a limited number of staff working in the Court but as it stands, there is no prohibition on new applications for divorce. New applications can now also be submitted online, which assists our family lawyers in completing and monitoring new and existing applications whilst working from home.