What is litigation abuse?

Litigation abuse is often seen in divorce and family law disputes. It is the misuse or manipulation of legal proceedings to maintain power and control over their victim This can include causing delays, unnecessary legal actions, not engaging,  or being obstructive. The aim is to cause emotional harm and financial strain. From April 2024, changes to Family Procedure rules will mean that any person failing to engage in non-court dispute resolution without good reason could lead to them being ordered to pay the other party’s costs.

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