For many, the most pressing lockdown issue being faced is whether or not to properly get dressed, or whether you've managed to get outside for your daily hour of exercise. Those are the lucky ones. For others, being forced into confinement brings with it a whole other selection of problems - from mental health issues and childcare concerns to a devastating increase in domestic violence cases. The often life-shattering issues of divorce and separation fall into the latter bracket, too.
Here are some common questions we as family lawyers are being asked on a daily basis. If you would like advice on any of the points call me on 07972 753265.
Spending more time at home typically causes spikes in new divorce cases in 'normal' life - for example, at Christmas and around the New Year, or after the school summer holidays - due in large part to families spending prolonged periods of time together. So, it comes as little surprise to find that divorce lawyers are anticipating a spike in the number of separations arising from the current pandemic.