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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—impact on arrangements for children

Published on: 25 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—impact on arrangements for children
  • How may the coronavirus impact on contact arrangements? How might shared care work?
  • What if one parent is self-isolating or taken ill?
  • What steps can be taken if a child arrangements order is breached? How will the current largely remote access to the courts impact on any existing proceedings or on enforcement?

Article summary

Family analysis: Marilyn Bell, partner and head of the family team at SA Law, Jonathan Evans, barrister at 4PB, Katie Spooner, partner at Winckworth Sherwood and Chris Longbottom, partner and head of the Manchester family team at Clarke Willmott, consider how the coronavirus outbreak may effect arrangements for children whose parents are divorced or separated, both in cases where a court order is in place and those where the arrangements are more informal. How the court may deal with the breach of an existing order is also examined. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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