Resolving finances on divorce in lockdown can be achieved efficiently through the private FDR process, says Sarah Jane Lenihan

Family law in lockdown has been a learning experience; and continues to be as our ‘new world’ continues to develop. 

Like most lawyers we love to refer to statute and case law to argue our case, but we have been without either to guide us through. Helpfully, we received clear guidance from the high court early on in the pandemic which has been regularly updated and positively influenced the resolution of finances following divorce.

It’s also forced practitioners to deal with matters more promptly, proactively and – where possible –outside of court.

Navigating the process

The first guidance (on 17 March 2020 from Mr Justice Mostyn) said all first appointments shou...

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