An increasing amount of more prosperous divorcing spouses in the UK are avoiding the delays in British divorce courts by choosing to settle their case privately explains The Voice of Russia UK.
According to Voice of Russia, some British attorneys believe that the Family Court system is turning into a two-tier system, with different rules for the rich and poor, similar to UK’s health care system where the UK National Health Service provides free medical services to the masses but the wealthy can opt out to hire private doctorss.
Last year, British Prime Minister David Cameron and the coalition government cut legal aid for divorce. Consequently many people who were unable to afford private attorneys began to act as their own lawyers, which lead to severe delays in the court system. Clients who have the funds to afford a private attorney have greater control over the time, place and even the judge who deals with their case.
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