News | March 29, 2021

Charmaine Hast comments on the emotional burden Covid has placed on the population

Charmaine Hast comments on the emotional burden covid has placed on the population:

“The MoJ Quarterly Family Court Statistics for the period October 2020 to December 2020 provides an extraordinary insight into the emotional burden that has been placed on the population by Covid. Interestingly the final orders of divorce were down 54% for the same period last year, which prima facie may indicate that extreme behaviour is on the increase and the public may be having second thoughts about divorce during financially challenging periods like the present pandemic.

The question has to be asked whether the new “normal” will mean that the prolific divorce rate will slow down because parties are pulling together during difficult times?”

These comments were featured in The Times and in Edward Fennell’s legal blog