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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.