Published: 20 November 2013
The Matrimonial Survey 2013, which surveys family law experts across the UK has just been released, highlighting the biggest issues in family law over the past 12 months. The survey, published by accountancy firm Grant Thornton, gathers the opinions of 85 top family solicitors in the UK and releases the statistics every year, in the form of their Matrimonial Survey.
Published: 13 November 2013
The latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the percentage of unmarried couples living together has increased by 22% over the last 10 years, with three million cohabiting couples now living in the UK.
Published: 5 November 2013
A recent survey, published by Rights of Women, Women's Aid and Welsh Women's Aid, highlights that victims of domestic violence have not had the support they need from legal aid, contradicting a pledge from the government that legal aid would be available to those who need it.
Published: 25 October 2013
New research published by the Marriage Foundation predicts that almost half of today's children will experience a family breakdown by the time they reach their mid-teens.
Published: 17 October 2013
Statistics published by the Office of National Statistics has show an dramatic increase in civil partnership dissolutions in the last few years.
Published: 9 October 2013
Our latest blog looks at the impact divorce can have on men's health both physically and mentally.
Published: 2 October 2013
The Department for Work and Pensions are making changes to the appeal process for benefits and child maintenance claims.
Published: 30 September 2013
A recent study links a rise in domestic violence claims with England World Cup football matches.
Published: 25 September 2013
New research carried out by government cuts campaign group False Economy suggests that one in three council house tenants have been left in arrears by the controversial 'Bedroom Tax' law, affecting around 50,000 council tenants.
Published: 19 September 2013
A survey by Resolution indicated that a large number of people still believe that 'Common Law Marriage' exists, highlighting that more should be done to protect cohabitants rights.
Published: 5 September 2013
A recent study shows that women are much happier following a divorce when compared to men.
Published: 2 September 2013
New government plans have been announced to reduce unfair council tax surcharges on family home improvements and family annexes.
Published: 21 August 2013
New research carried out by the Mandel School of Applied Science suggests that the exposure to violence alone can have severe long term effects on a child's behaviour.
Published: 15 August 2013
Family mediators are being encouraged to lead the way in trying to promote out of court settlements following a new law which is being passed by Parliament.
Published: 6 June 2013
Family law has in recent times seen a new process known as collaborative law becoming increasingly popular as a way of dealing with family disputes. The aim of collaborative law is to resolve family disputes without going to court.
Published: 23 May 2013
Recent figures now show that that a third of today's teenagers are destined to cohabit rather than marry, compared with one in 10 of their grandparents. The number of cohabiting couples has increased by 65% in a decade and by 2014, married couples could account for less than half of British families.
Published: 30 April 2013
The national press has, in recent times, seen pages filed with references to so-called 'super-injunctions'. These orders were initially used to prevent the press from publishing details about certain individuals and businesses in a variety of legal cases.
Published: 18 April 2013
Divorce and separation usually involves an emotional journey as well as a legal one. This can be a painful time. Emotions may run high and you may not feel as able to cope with stressful situations as usual. It's important that you give careful thought as to how you want to deal with issues that arise from the new situation you’re in.
Published: 4 April 2013
Crucial legal advice will become out of reach for many people following the government’s decision to withdraw the availability of legal aid from family work in all but limited circumstances.
Published: 12 March 2013
When couples with children end a relationship, one of the biggest issues they have to deal with is to work out the arrangements for children. Parents often struggle to agree on fundamental questions like where the children should live and how much contact each parent should have with the children.