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Changes to Legal Aid lead to court delays

According to research carried out by the law firm Hugh James, the divorce courts are being hit by delays because divorcing couples are increasingly choosing to represent themselves. Hugh James has analysed recent court records with figures appearing to show that the average divorce case is taking three weeks longer to resolve than it would […]

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Online divorce can prove to be a false economy

We’ve read with interest an excellent article entitled ‘Online divorce – a false economy?’ that has been published on Dorset Family Law’s Blog. The article highlights recent reports that have appeared in the British press suggesting that as many as one in five divorces are now being processed entirely online, with a significant rise in […]

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Counting the cost of divorce and separation

As the recent changes in the Legal Aid system start to bite, concerns are being raised that hard pressed separating couples may let their financial and custody issues go unresolved. A recent survey of Resolution’s members revealed most Legal Aid practitioners believed that less than a quarter of their cases would continue to be eligible […]

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