Published: 6th October 2014
Christmas is traditionally a time for families to come together, however for many separated parents and children it can be a difficult time.
Published: 1st October 2014
The children's commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, has published a new report which expresses her concerns that children and young people are being denied justice due to the removal of legal aid, leaving them vulnerable and without proper legal representation.
Published: 29th September 2014
A top family judge has warned that women who have separated from their husbands shouldn't start new relationships whilst waiting for their divorce to be finalised, as it could harm their final settlement.
Published: 19th September 2014
Nationwide family mediation service provider 'National Family Mediation' have revealed that there has been a significant increase in the number of couples opting to go to family mediation sessions from 1 January to 30th June 2014 - and a further increase is expected throughout the rest of the year.
Published: 10th September 2014
Courts in England and Wales are seeing a marked increase in the length of time couples take to get divorced and this is largely due to in an increase in the number of individuals representing themselves in court.
Published: 3rd September 2014
The Office of National Statistics have published the first same-sex marriage figures, which reveals that 1,409 same-sex marriages took place in the first month since the introduction of the new Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act on Saturday 29th March.
Published: 27th August 2014
Family law firms have issued a warning that the rising cost of divorce settlements are forcing parties that are weaker financially into accepting unfair settlements.
Published: 12th August 2014
The government have launched the last series of changes to the new Child Maintenance Service, which came into effect on Monday 11th August
Published: 8th August 2014
High street firms that handle legal aid-funded family law cases could face a serious shortfall of legal aid fees. Mediation experts have estimated that they could soon see a drastic shortfall in legal aid fees year-on-year. Compared to the same time in 2012/2013, before the cuts, this could be up to £109 million.
Published: 28th July 2014
New figures have revealed that thousands of domestic abusers have managed to avoid a criminal record after committing acts of domestic violence. This has been achieved simply by agreeing to apologise.
Published: 24th July 2014
Four months after the Children and Families Act was passed, nearly 20% of social workers remain unaware of the changes. This somewhat surprising figure was revealed in recent report published by the Victoria Climbié Foundation (VCF).
Published: 17th July 2014
Most people's view of family law disputes in the event of separation revolve around two issues: division of assets and custody of children. However, there is a third issue that can be very complex in many cases, and this is custody of pets.
Published: 8th July 2014
The Crime Prosecution Service have revealed that domestic abuse cases now account for more than 10% of their work load, which is an increase of 8.9% from last year - and at an all-time high.
Published: 2nd July 2014
The Government announced last week that they have finally set a date for the conversion of civil partnerships to same-sex marriages, which will happen on 10th December 2014.
Published: 24th June 2014
A new study conducted by the Universities of Manchester and Brunel has shed light on family court records, highlighting that 22,790 children were taken away from parents who were involved in repeat care cases.