Head of Family Deborah Jeff comments in The Times on the increasing delays in the Family Court27 Sep 2019 // In the press
New Ministry of Justice figures show an increase in the average time taken for divorce to be granted
New statistics released by the Ministry of Justice yesterday revealed that the average time taken for a divorce process to complete has grown compared to 2018.
The mean time taken from divorce petition to decree nisi, the first stage, is now 33 weeks, an increase of five weeks on the same period in 2018. The time from petition to decree absolute, the final stage, has grown to 58 weeks – an increase of three weeks.
Commenting on the figures in The Times, Seddons’ Head of Family, Partner Deborah Jeff, said the figures “reflect why frustration is being felt by court users — the court process is slowing down considerably, with increased average times for decree nisi and decree absolute”.
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