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Announcement from the Ministry of Justice
Announcement from the Ministry of Justice
Family mediation voucher scheme

The MOJ is investing £1,000,000 in a family mediation voucher scheme. This scheme will pay up to £500 per case/family to specified mediators to carry out mediation for issues relating to children but not for the Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) or paperwork.

Coronavirus effect on child support
Coronavirus effect on child support
Acting promptly

The effect of the coronavirus lockdown measures mean that many people are either off work or out of work whether that is on furlough or subsequently made redundant but, in both cases, there is a significant reduction in incomes.

Brexit - Where can I divorce?
Brexit
Where can I divorce?

As many will be aware, at 11pm on 31 December 2020, we will lose membership of the EU and with that, the rules that govern which jurisdiction will decide the issues when parties are divorcing.

Divorce Lawyers
Divorce Lawyers
Myths and Misconceptions

If you have separated from your partner, you may be tempted to try to resolve the financial issues arising out of the separation without involving lawyers. There is a misconception that by appointing a lawyer, he/she will “add fuel to the fire” or create further animosity and charge an absolute fortune.

Deal or No Deal?
Deal or No Deal?
Cross jurisdictional divorce after Brexit

It will not come as a surprise to most but, at the moment, we have a clear tie with our legal profession in the EU. If there is a ‘deal’ then the current arrangements are expected to continue for the transition period but what happens if there is ‘no deal’ and the EU do not consent to an extension of time?

Government remains committed to Help to Buy
Government ‘remains committed’ to Help to Buy
No early end for 5% deposit scheme

The government has said it will remain committed to the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme until 2021, despite reports that it could be scrapped ahead of schedule.

New home registration figures
New home registration figures
A stable second quarter

New statistics have indicated that 40,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK during the second quarter of 2017, indicating a more or less level and stable new build market so far this year.

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Covid-19 update

Following a review of the current position, we are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 13th May all of our offices will once again be fully staffed and operational. All that we do ask is that for the time being all visits to our offices be by appointment only and even then only when they are necessary. If you are unsure if your visit is necessary then please do not hesitate to ask us.

As we emerge from the current crisis, you may rest assured that we at Pellys will do all we can to assist you with your legal requirements and provide all the support you need.