Archive of: July, 2020
CAFCASS stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. This includes independently advising the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests.
The statistics were revealing: of the 369 court files with a final financial remedy order studied, 80% revealed at least one relevant pension and yet only 14% contained a pension order.
The Pensions Advisory Group (PAG) have published its essential guide to the treatment of pensions on divorce.
Pensions are often the largest asset in a divorce settlement after property. Their complexity is laden with risk which has in recent years caught the attention of the claims management sector.
The Cloud Video Platform is now in use in family courts to help deal efficiently and fairly with children, financial and family law cases. There has been increased pressure on the already overburdened family court service prior to lockdown.
The Law Society support The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, particularly the need to remove fault from the divorce process. However, their submission identifies potential challenges under the Human Rights Act.
The family law court will appreciate that you do not have a legal representative by your side and that you are having to deal with perhaps unfamiliar technology.
Resolution have issued guidance for litigants in person on remote hearings in the Family Court. Do contact us for any further advice or support you may need.
We are here to help you navigate family law needs smoothly during these unfamiliar times.