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Four lessons that divorce can teach children

Four lessons that divorce can teach children

Published: 2nd September 2019

As a parent, protecting your child is almost certainly the most important responsibility that you have when giving them the gift of life. Very often, though, there are certain things in life that you simply cannot protect them from, and one of those is divorce.

The signs of parental abuse: The effects and the steps you can take to resolve it

The signs of parental abuse: The effects and the steps you can take to resolve it

Published: 26th August 2019

Parental abuse can take many forms whether that is manipulation, the threat of violence, controlling behaviour, actual physical violence, emotional or verbal abuse and also financial abuse. Parental abuse is definedas any harmful act executed by a child in order to gain power and control over a parent in the household.

The most common mistakes in divorce for high net worth individuals

The most common mistakes in divorce for high net worth individuals

Published: 19th August 2019

Divorce is always a very difficult period of time for all involved, with various different disputes making the battle of divorce drag on for often a very long time. However, for divorce proceedings that involve high net worth individuals, the whole process can sometimes be even harder, given that there is so much on the line.

4 tips to help stay positive when going through a divorce

4 tips to help stay positive when going through a divorce

Published: 13th August 2019

Divorce can be one of the most distressing periods in anyone's life and during this time, emotions are heightened and negative thoughts can cloud your view of the situation, which is why it's important to remain positive throughout the divorce process not only for your own well-being, but also for your children.

New plans being considered to convert traditional marriages to civil partnerships

New plans being considered to convert traditional marriages to civil partnerships

Published: 23rd July 2019

Ministers in England and Wales are considering plans to allow opposite-sex couples to convert their marriages into civil partnerships, as well as extending civil partnerships so they are open to all couples.

YouGov survey on shared parental rights sparks calls for a presumption in law

YouGov survey on shared parental rights sparks calls for a presumption in law

Published: 27th June 2019

Shared parental rights campaigners have called for a presumption in law that children will spend equal time with each parent in the event of divorce or separation, following a YouGov survey which highlights that the general public share the same view.

Law Commission report proposes surrogacy law reforms

Law Commission report proposes surrogacy law reforms

Published: 11th June 2019

A new report from the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission has proposed changes to surrogacy laws that will allow intended parents to assume the same status as legal parents following the birth of the child.

Number of reported forced marriage cases increased 47% in 12 months

Number of reported forced marriage cases increased 47% in 12 months

Published: 28th May 2019

The Force Marriage Unit (FMU) have revealed that the number of cases which required their advice or support has risen by 47% in 2018 when compared to the previous year.

The future of regional divorce centres in question due to delays and inefficiencies

The future of regional divorce centres in question due to delays and inefficiencies

Published: 14th May 2019

The future of regional divorce centres in England and Wales have been brought in to question following high profile criticism from the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane and his predecessor, Sir James Munby.

DfE announce new £84 million projects to strengthen families and keep children out of care

DfE announce new £84 million projects to strengthen families and keep children out of care

Published: 2nd May 2019

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Children Act, the Department for Education have announced plans to invest £84 million in to projects to further strengthen and support families and to help children in and on the edge of care.

Pre-nuptial agreement ignored in divorce that sees husband awarded £1.3 million

Pre-nuptial agreement ignored in divorce that sees husband awarded £1.3 million

Published: 15th April 2019

Mr Justice Mostyn has awarded the lump sum of £1,333,500 to a husband having ignored a pre-nuptial agreement that 'slanted heavily in favour of the wife' and neglected the needs of the husband.

Government publish public guidance for family law disputes involving the EU after Brexit

Government publish public guidance for family law disputes involving the EU after Brexit

Published: 8th April 2019

As Brexit appears to draw closer, many may be wondering what happens in regards to family law disputes involving EU member states, should Britain leave the EU without a deal on April 12th. Concern has not gone unnoticed and the Ministry of Justice has published guidance for family law cases in involving the EU in England and Wales.

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