Under the law currently in effect, to obtain a divorce without alleging fault in England and Wales, a couple has to wait until they had been separated for 2 years. However, many people allege fault-based facts of adultery or unreasonable behavior to get divorced more quickly. This increases the bitterness between parties and makes dealing with other arrangements more difficult.
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Lockdown has been a difficult period for everybody, regardless of their living arrangements. There has been plenty of coverage of couples whose relationships have not survived lockdown, but what about couples who have been kept apart by Covid?
Unfortunately there are numerous families suffering from the effects of being locked down during this Covid-19 pandemic.
We are receiving a large number of enquiries from people looking for advice on whether or not shared contact should continue or cease during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice has released a statement relating to the current Coronavirus situation.
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) have provided a useful advice document for families entitled Co-parenting and child arrangements in a global pandemic – advice for families.