A short and sweet post today, offering information on the family courts and the kinds of applications they are looking at during the coronavirus outbreak.
We are aware that many families are not getting hearing dates and being told that their cases are being pushed back, so this list should help to counter any misinformation that might be given by clerks in your local courthouse.
This site has also been made aware that depending upon which court your application is lodged with, there could be a wide variation of responses to requests like remote hearings and processing submissions.
The Chair of the Family Law Bar Association explained to us in our latest podcast that every court has a different number of resources available, so not every court can offer the same level of service.
We think that’s pretty outrageous.
However, this is the order of business today. If you’d like to be updated daily, you can access the HMCTS bulletins here.