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01 July 2019

The wait for divorce continues to increase as regional divorce centres try to process a backlog of older cases

Since 2018, the average time from petition to decree nisi has increased a further six weeks. This has put into question the future of 11 regional divorce centres, especially as it was revealed that they were in fact being phased out in Stoke-on-Trent and being replaced by an online system.

Claire Burton, a senior associate in BDB Pitmans’ family team, shared her thoughts with The Law Society Gazette online, in which she discussed why waiting six months is a shocking length of time to reach the decree nisi stage.

The full article is available on The Law Society Gazette, here.

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