Congested family courts are costing families and businesses across Oxfordshire thousands of pounds a year through cancelled hearings and a lack of judges, a local lawyer has warned.
Bicester-based Sian Winter, of Woolley & Co, has returned from maternity leave to find the number of scheduled hearings for clients being cancelled higher than ever as family courts struggle to cope with the demand for divorce and other family issues.
A family law firm is offering free advice to separating couples at the busiest time of the divorce year.
Andrew Woolley, managing partner of Woolley & Co, Solicitors, said the firm saw 40 per cent more enquiries about divorce in January last year than any other month, with the first full working week after New Year dubbed Divorce Week by many.
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Divorce and family law firm Woolley & Co celebrate very positive results from latest client satisfaction survey.
Clients were asked to rate the firm for things like the quality of advice given, keeping them informed, availability of their lawyer and speed of response and improvements were seen in all of these areas since the last survey two years ago. So much so that in no area do more than 8% of clients express any level of dissatisfaction.
“All current clients...
Money troubles are causing more couples to seek divorce than ever before, a survey has revealed.
While sex in one form or another is still the number one factor mentioned when couples split – in 44 per cent of cases – money issues are now cited in 30 per cent of divorces, up from just 11 per cent five years ago when the last survey was carried out.
And with benefit cuts due to hit thousands of families across the country from April 2013,...