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Latest family court statistics show a decrease in the number of cases

Figures from January to March 2020 released

  • The latest Family Court statistics bulletin, covering January to March 2020, reports a 3% decrease on cases started in Family Courts (based on the same period in 2019). There was a 15% drop in financial remedy cases, 14% decrease in adoption case starts and 3% decrease in matrimonial case starts.

    The bulletin also shows:

    • On average, care proceedings took 2 weeks longer, with fewer disposals within 26 weeks.
    • Decrease in the average time for divorce proceedings.
    • Decrease in the number of divorce petitions while decree absolutes increase
    • Increase in both domestic violence remedy applications and orders made.
    • Decrease in the number of both adoption applications and orders.
    • Decrease in the deprivation of liberty applications and increase in the orders made.
    The full bulletin can be accessed on the Gov.UK website

News, published: 25/06/2020

Published: 25/06/2020


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