Posted by Patrick Hart, Partner
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Changes to Family Law Courts Introduced
From today (April 22nd) a number of changes in relation to the family law justice system have come into force, which will alter how a number of family law matters are managed.
One of the changes coming into force today, is the introduction of a single Family C ourt, which replaces the previous three tier court system, and will preside over divorce and child custody matters.
Another reform introduced today is that the requirement to attend a mediation meeting before filing an application for private law children proceedings or proceedings for a financial remedy now has statutory force
Under the changes, courts will be required to know that mediation has been considered before they can proceed with any relevant application; and it is hoped that the introduction of mandatory mediation will help reduce the number of cases which end up before the family courts.
Our solicitors at Royds are able to advise on the changes to the Family Court system and offer honest, impartial and tailored family law advice
Our family law solicitors in London are experienced in handling a range of family law cases, and we specialise in matters involving divorce and children; ensuring that we are able to assist all parties involved achieve the best possible outcome.
To find out how our family law solicitors can assist you, contact Patrick Hart in our Family Law team today.
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