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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 5 days ago #104940

Just a heads up fellow Dads, my final hearing scheduled for next week has been adjourned. Just received a call from my barrister who informed me that a direction had been issued by Andrew McFarlane (President of the Family Division) and that the courts are taking a very specific approach as to which hearings will take place whilst the courts are able to continue to stay open and operate.

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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 5 days ago #104941

hi,

thanks for update. my next hearing is end of april. DRA. bet it will get adjourned.

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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 5 days ago #104943

they want to do remote/skype meetings and want all documents submitted electronically

www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/mr-...cial-remedies-courts

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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 5 days ago #104946

The above link relates to financial remedy hearings; I assume the criteria applied to child arrangements will be slightly different.

I guess the view of the courts will be if contact is currently happening in line with the current order then it will not be viewed as a critical hearing.

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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 5 days ago #104947

i emailed my local family court to ask what will happen with my hearing next month.

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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 4 days ago #104966

central family court in Holborn, London told me their still operating as usual, until further notice.

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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 4 days ago #104977

I have received further communication on this. Apparently, all First and Directions Hearings to continue in the interim, all final contested hearings are adjourned until a later date.

But things can change on a daily basis.
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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 1 day ago #105001

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That has to change - when I've been to family courts, they are always packed in the waiting areas.

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CoronaVirus - Family Court Hearings 2 weeks 1 day ago #105007

I should have been clear - FDA ad DRA to continue remotely (i.e. video conferences etc...). As of today, I would be surprised if any hearing takes place at the courts in person.

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Ah, thank you for clarifying :)

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