12 January 2021
Hopeful signs as family court processes adjust to Covid-19 implications.
The Family Court Statistics quarterly has released latest divorce statistics from the quarter July to September 2020. They show a decrease in the average time for divorce proceedings, compared to the same time period across the previous year.
The Ministry of Justice released the statistics, which show the mean average time from petition to decree nisi was 29 weeks, and decree absolute was 53 weeks.
These figures were both down one week when compared to the equivalent quarter of 2019. The median time to decree nisi and decree absolute was 22 and 38 weeks respectively.
[You can view the full statistics on the Ministry of Justice website, accessible through this link.]( https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-court-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2020/family-court-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2020)