Divorce- Why the long wait?

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 30th July 2018
  • Posted in: Blog

There has been a lot of press coverage recently regarding the streamlined divorce process, which saw the introduction of online divorce applications and centralised working, with the aim of making it easier for couples and divorce practitioners to speed up the process.

However, as highlighted in this recent article in the Law Gazette,"A law firm chief has highlighted the worrying extent of delays faced by divorce practitioners - backed by official quarterly figures, which show that couples can face up to 51 weeks to officially split."We have experienced this first hand at our practice and we understand the frustrations that this causes for our family law team as well as our clients.

Going through a divorce can be a higly stressful time for any couple and not only affects the couple directly, but also in some cases, the immediate and extended family. It is therefore so important that the process of divorce is dealt with efficiently, effectively and that unnecessary delays are minimised which could cause further stress and anxiety for all those involved.

On a positive note, it's a relief to hear that something is being done to resolve this issue "Last month the Ministry of Justice announced that it had introduced a fully digital divorce application process, which is expected to eliminate up to 13,000 hours of time spent by court staff checking petitions."

How we can help?

At Crosby & Woods our Family Law experts aim to ensure that our clients are fully informed from beginning to end and understand what is required of them to help keep the processing time to a minimum. We are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and we will act with empathy and professionalism at all times.

Our Family Law department provide a full range of services and expert advice relating to the family and matrimonial breakdown. These include:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Financial and Property issues following a relationship breakdown
  • Contact and disputes involving children
  • Domestic violence, injunctions and emergency remedies
  • Civil partnerships, cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements


How to get in touch?

We offer a FREE confidential, no-obligation 30-minute consultation to discuss your concerns and options moving forward. We will also discuss the costs and in some cases  we can offer fixed fees. 

BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION NOW on 01273 734 600 or email advice@crosbywoods.co.uk


Gemma Thew, Head of Family Law