Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Divorce and coronavirus

In this section you'll find information and updates related to coronavirus that are relevant to the law on divorce.

The UK's response to coronavirus is changing regularly and often very quickly. While we'll continue to make every effort to keep this page up to date, there may be short periods where what you read here is not the latest information available. Where possible we've tried to provide links to official sources, so you can check the current situation.

How family courts are functioning

England & Wales

The family court is again open for face-to face operations. See GOV.UK for the latest information on what to expect when you go to a court, as they have kept some restrictions to keep all visitors as safe as possible.


See Scottish Courts and Tribunals for the latest requirements before you go to a court, as they have also kept some restrictions to maintain a safe environment for all visitors and staff.

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland the use of face coverings is still a legal requirement when in indoor public settings, but see Judiciary NI for the latest information.

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