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New study reveals the impact divorce has in the workplace

Published: 4th December 2014

A new research study by national family law organisation Resolution has revealed the impact that divorce and separation can have on productivity and attendance in the British workplace.

New domestic violence law to be unveiled this week

Published: 25th November 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May is due to unveil changes to domestic abuse laws this week, which will give the police the power to treat emotional and psychological abuse on the same level of prosecution as domestic violence.

Intestacy Law is changing - are you still happy to put off making a Will?

Published: 24th November 2014

If you are young and in good health you may think that you have no need for a Will.  It’s only old people who die and need a Will isn’t it?

If these are your beliefs you are not alone. 

Is marriage becoming just for the wealthy?

Published: 18th November 2014

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that there is a growing marriage gap between the rich and the poor, which raises the question,  "is marriage becoming just for the wealthy?"

New guidance released to encourage acting as a litigation friend in the Court of Protection

Published: 12th November 2014

A new set of guidelines have been published by the University of Manchester with the aim of trying to encourage more people to take up the role of a litigation friend in the Court of Protection.

Family Dispute Resolution Week

Published: 10th November 2014

In honor of family law organisation Resoluton and their third Family Disupte Resolution week, we look at the alternatives to court for resolving conflict in family disputes.

Support building for changes to cohabitation law

Published: 5th November 2014

Over the past few weeks, a wave of support has been building for reforms to current cohabitation law so that couples who are unmarried are treated fairly if their relationship breaks down and they separate in the future.

Ministry of Justice initiative will offer free support in family and civil law cases

Published: 3rd November 2014

A new £1.4m a year initiative funded by the Ministry of Justice will provide legal support and advice to people who represent themselves in family and civil law cases, with the launch of a network of court-based advice centres throughout England and Wales.

Government plans to support litigants in person doesn't address the wider problems

Published: 29th October 2014

New plans announced by the government last week to support litigants in person have been criticised by national family law organisation Resolution, with their Vice-Chair labelling them as "a sticking plaster for a family justice system left seriously wounded by cuts to legal aid".

Presumption of Parental Involvement comes into force on 22nd October 2014

Published: 22nd October 2014

The presumption of parental involvement outlined in the Children and Families Act 2014 will come into force on 22nd October 2014 and will apply to cases started on or after that date.

Only a quarter of couples using counselling to save marriages

Published: 21st October 2014

A recent survey has revealed that only a quarter of couples whose marriage is on the verge of breakdown use counselling services to try and save their marriage.

Be careful what you promise when you’re in love

Published: 20th October 2014

Be careful what you promise when you're in love... this warning is currently ringing in the ears of one man who has been ordered to pay his ex girlfriend more than £78,000 following their relationship breaking down.

If you sacrifice your career, do you sacrifice your future financial security?

Published: 16th October 2014

The starting point for the division of assets on divorce is one of equal division.  That said, the law states that there are a number of factors that allow departure from equality.  This latest blog looks at a particular case in the news and poses the question, if you sacrifice your career, do you sacrifice your future financial security?

A High Court judge warns that denial of legal aid in Court of Protection cases is a false economy

Published: 14th October 2014

High Court judge Mr Justice Baker has referred to the denial of legal in Court of Protection cases or in the Family Court as a 'false economy', as cases involving litigants in person tend to take considerably longer than usual cases where all parties have legal representation.

Same sex couples converting their civil partnerships will be issued backdated marriage certificates

Published: 8th October 2014

The Government Equalities Office has confirmed that they have scrapped plans for a 'certificate of conversion' and will instead issue backdated marriage certificates to same-sex couples wanting to convert their civil partnership into a marriage.

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