Published: 12 February 2016
On 13th January 2016, campaigners, MPs and family lawyers hosted a discussion panel to explore the possibility of extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.
Published: 9 February 2016
Many divorcing and separating couples believe that they can't successfully apply for a mortgage when their sole income (or the majority of their income) is made up from payments of child support, but is this true?
Published: 13 January 2016
We are all aware of the benefits of drawing up a will so that you can make provisions for the winding up of your affairs after death, but too few people understand the benefits of having a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Published: 5 January 2016
An alarming new report reveals that people in the South East of England are leaving major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance.
Published: 5 January 2016
One of the largest providers of relationship support in the UK, Relate, are set to launch a new online dispute resolution (ODR) system this Spring.
Published: 15 December 2015
Resolution Chair Jo Edwards addressed MPs at a hearing at the House of Commons last week to express her concerns about rising divorce fees, fearing that it could price some couples out of access to justice in the family courts.
Published: 9 December 2015
The second reading of the 'No Fault Divorce' Bill is set to take place in the House of Commons on 22nd January 2016.
Published: 1 December 2015
Researchers at Bristol and Oxford University have published new research which suggests that children in foster care achieve better grades and make more progress at school than other vulnerable children who stay with their families in a troubled environment.
Published: 24 November 2015
A new survey conducted by national family law organisation Resolution has revealed that 82% of young people who have been affected by divorce would rather see their parents separate then stay together for the sake of their children.
Published: 17 November 2015
A husband has been granted the right to contest that his marriage of almost 30 years should be nullified on the grounds of bigamy.
Published: 10 November 2015
New figures released last week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK.
Published: 3 November 2015
National family law organisation Resolution have called for an end to the current fault-based divorce system in England and Wales, as they say that over a quarter of fault-based divorces are based on false allegations of fault in order to make securing a divorce easier.
Published: 28 October 2015
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published figures revealing that 15,098 same-sex marriages have taken place since they were first introduced in England and Wales on 29th March 2014 by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
Published: 23 October 2015
A conservative MP has proposed a new No Fault Divorce Bill that would allow separating couples to divorce without the need of blame to be assigned to either party. Richard Bacon MP, believes that it could work by allowing couples to sign a declaration which states that there is no direct fault for the break up and that the marriage has 'irretrievably' broken down.
Published: 20 October 2015
Tory MP Tim Loughton plans to introduce a new bill which will be debated in Parliament on Wednesday that will propose changes to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to remove the term 'same-sex' from current legislation, making civil partnerships available for heterosexual couples for the first time.
Published: 13 October 2015
A couple from Guildford who were wrongly accused of abuse have been told they are 'unlikely to see their child again' despite new evidence clearing them of any wrong doing.
Published: 8 October 2015
High net worth and celebrity couples are now opting for negotiated divorce settlements to avoid going to court for fear of losing their privacy, with many high profile divorce cases being reported in the press and sensitive information like personal details, financial arrangements and the division of assets being revealed to the public.
Published: 29 September 2015
The Legal Aid in England and Wales statistical bulletin for April - June 2015 has highlighted an increase in mediation starts over the last quarter of 33%, compared to the same period in 2014.
Published: 22 September 2015
New research has highlighted that legal professionals and consumers believe unbundling family law services would better serve consumers as an alternative to full-service legal representation.
Published: 15 September 2015
Charities such as the Bar Pro Bono Unit are facing mounting pressure from people who need legal assistance, with the number of applications almost doubling over the past three years, due to widespread legal aid cuts in England and Wales.