Our Mark Perrett answers the question of ‘How is Coronavirus affecting Family Law’?
Coronavirus is affecting us all to some degree and its impact may be far reaching even as we move out of lockdown.
There are four Divorce Centres currently processing divorce cases in England and Wales. This is inevitably going to cause delays in getting petitions issued and then progressing them to their conclusion. It is sometimes the case that people just want to bring their marriages to an end and there are no other issues to resolve however it will probably take between 6 – 12 months in the current climate to do this.
If you have not made a will you should consider doing so to enable you to make provision for any assets that you do have (even if you do not consider them to be substantial) to ensure that your estate is dealt with as you wish