Civil & Family Court fees have changed as of 30th September 2021

Civil & Family Court fees have changed as of 30th September 2021

Court fees have changed as of 30th of September 2021. Full details can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1021895/EX50_web_0921.pdf The main ones are now: Petition – £593 Form A – £275 Fee for a consent order – £53 D11 – £167 C100 – £232 As fees are going up, clients with less than £3,000 in savings and

Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation

It can be extremely difficult for a child to process their parents’ separation.   In most cases, parents try to shelter their children from the breakdown of their relationship and attempt to co-parent effectively.   However, in a minority of cases, the hostility between parents can adversely affect their ability to co-parent and the children find themselves

Legal Update: No Fault Divorce – the end of the blame game.

Legal Update: No Fault Divorce – the end of the blame game.

The Government have confirmed that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (“the Act”) will come into force on 6 April 2022.  As explained in our previous blog titled ‘No Fault Divorce’, https://www.prince-evans.co.uk/2021/03/24/no-fault-divorce-2-2/, the Act will allow married couples to divorce without the need to assign blame. It was originally suggested that the Act would come

‘No Fault Divorce’

‘No Fault Divorce’

There is no such thing as a ‘no fault’ divorce, where both parties can agree to end their marriage without the need to assign blame. At present the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.  In order to prove this a petitioner must satisfy to the court one or more

Government proposes to make the video-witnessing of Wills legal during Coronavirus pandemic

Government proposes to make the video-witnessing of Wills legal during Coronavirus pandemic

The Government has announced its plan to introduce new legislation in September 2020 to allow Wills to be witnessed virtually in England and Wales.  It is proposed that this temporary legislation will apply retrospectively to Wills that have been signed, dated and video-witnessed since 31 January 2020, being the date of the first Covid-19 case

Co-parenting amid Coronavirus

Co-parenting amid Coronavirus

With schools now closed, social distancing strongly encouraged and potential self-isolation, trying to co-parent during these extraordinary times can be a very stressful and anxious time for parents and their children. We have had several enquiries on what to do with child arrangements during this difficult period. How do you successfully co-parent during the crisis