In line with COVID-19 National Guidance for Family Courts, Jade in our team conducted our first ever ‘remote’ final parental order hearing this week via Skype and it was a huge success.
Dare we say this should be the norm when things return to ‘normal’?
We are extremely grateful to the High Court team staff for all their efforts in making this hearing happen and the High Court Judge for making a final parental order which has secured our clients’ legal status for their son at such an uncertain time.
We look forward to securing many more final orders and upcoming hearings, and can reassure all parents currently going through the court process that the court are with you and will do everything to keep your application on track.
We are very lucky and extremely proud to have a justice system that continues to run amid the COVID-19 pandemic and we salute everyone who is working so tirelessly to ensure the Family Justice System continues to function.
We wrote about the latest guidance for international surrogacy, including parental orders, if you need advice on how the process has changed. If you would like any advice about your parental order application in the midst of COVID-19 or your surrogacy plans please contact us for more information.