Coronavirus (Covid-19), domestic abuse and violence

As more and more people are socially isolated by being in lockdown at home, for people who have experienced domestic abuse and or violence, social distancing and on-going Government guidance for everyone to work from and stay at home wherever possible, means that unfortunately for some, they are in turn being trapped to live with an abuser.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak poses dilemma for parents with child arrangement orders

With all schools on the verge of closing and with NHS advice being that people should observe social distancing and isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic, those parents and others with Child Arrangements Orders in their favour to adhere to are undoubtedly asking themselves how best to deal with issues that now arise that make it difficult to comply with such arrangements.

How do you explain divorce to children?

No one enters into a marriage expecting it to fail. The end of a marriage typically unleashes a flood of emotions including then anger, grief, anxiety and fear. Sometimes, these feelings can rise up when you least expect them, catching you off guard. Such a response is normal, and over time, for adults, usually the intensity of the these feelings will then subside.

New family court in Newcastle upon Tyne

Work to bring the civil, family and tribunal hearings into one accessible building at the Civic Centre found in Newcastle city centre continues unabated. The new courthouse is expected to open by 2020.