Divorce during the Pandemic

30 July 2020

By Brenda Spain, Head of Family Law team

Over recent months the Coronavirus Pandemic has brought about many challenges and problems. For those whose relationship has been in difficulty, the lockdown will no doubt have significantly compounded these issues.

With the easing of restrictions there is now some movement towards “the new normal”. Announcements have recently been made about the slow reopening of the courts and the availability of other services for those facing a relationship breakdown.

During the pandemic, the temptation for many has been to either turn a blind eye, or to the other extreme, attempt to deal with the issues arising from the relationship breakdown, such as children arrangements or financial agreements themselves. Both can have their complications; however, DIY financial arrangements were proper procedures have not been followed can lead to major issues down the line. We are increasingly seeing situations arising where errors have occurred, and none binding settlements which have left parties exposed to future applications and proceedings.

In these instances, it can often be more time consuming and expensive to correct. If your relationship is in difficulty it is always advisable to get some preliminary advice prior to making any decisions.

Our team here at Cullimore Dutton are very experienced, patient and understanding. Your choice of Lawyer, should you decide to proceed is crucial. We will become your trusted advisor throughout the entire process and that working relationship is essential for a successful outcome. 

We recognise that family disputes cannot always be dealt with between 9am and 5pm, as such we will do what we can to arrange “out of hours” consultation by appointment, ensuring that we are available to provide the reassurance and advice you need at the most difficult of times. 

In addition, we are happy to offer a free initial consultation as we find this often provides clients with the reassurance they need and demonstrates, from the outset, our commitment to you and your matter.

If you would like to arrange your free initial consultation, please contact a member of the Family Law team on 01244 356 789 or email info@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Please note: This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.