The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has recently issued his 17th View from the President’s Chambers, as to the separation of divorce and financial proceedings.

He says that the separation is necessary because:

  • only a minority of divorce cases give rise to a financial claim
  • divorce, as a process, is largely administrative and bureaucratic with limited judicial involvement, and unless the petition is defended, involves no face-to-face contact with the parties
  • the concentration of divorce cases in a limited number of regional divorce centers, as the prelude to a completely on-line system, is putting the administration of financial proceedings under unnecessary and avoidable strain
  • ancillary relief is only one of the various types of financial remedy that are dealt with in family courts—others include claims under:

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