Published: 19th May 2014
A report from The Children's Society and Charity StepChange has highlighted that problem debt is putting a huge amount of strain on families and children, trapping them in an endless spiral of borrowing and leaving them in financial hardship.
Published: 13th May 2014
Family law firms and divorce solicitors across the country have reported a rise in the number of couples requesting pre-nuptial agreements following signs that they could soon become legally binding in the UK.
Published: 7th May 2014
A new child maintenance tool kit has been released online by the Department of Work and Pensions to provide organisations and child maintenance clients with the latest information about changes to child maintenance and to aid the phasing out of the old Child Support Agency (CSA) system.
Published: 28th April 2014
A recent study, completed by senior researchers at one of Britain's leading social research institutes NatCen, has found that children are 'no less happy' living with a lone parent or step-parents then they are living with both biological parents.
Published: 23rd April 2014
The largest family justice reform of a generation has come into effect, which will see major changes to the family justice system, as well as a new combined Family Court in England and Wales.
Published: 16th April 2014
A high court judge has ordered a wealthy businessman to pay his ex-wife maintenance fees of £170,000 a year after he killed her pet ram at their home in the south of France.
Published: 10th April 2014
National organisation of family lawyers Resolution have revealed that they can now offer unsecured loans to help separating couples fund court cases, due to a new partnership with credit provider Iceberg Client Credit.
Published: 2nd April 2014
Following a recent campaign by children's charity Action for Children, the government are considering the introduction of new laws to punish parents who emotionally neglect their children.
Published: 24th March 2014
The President of the Family Division and Britain's most senior family judge, Sir James Munby, has called on the family courts and the Court of Protection to allow children who have been separated from their families access to court records, so they understand the reasons behind a judge's decision.
Published: 19th March 2014
Figures released in the latest Family Stability Indicator have revealed that the number of children living with both birth parents had risen by a quarter of a million in 2012 when compared to the previous year.
Published: 12th March 2014
A new Domestic Violence Disclosure scheme for England and Wales has come into effect to help tackle domestic violence claims, by allowing people to contact the police to check if their partner has any previous history of domestic abuse.
Published: 4th March 2014
Same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships received a huge boost last week as plans to be able to convert civil partnerships to same-sex marriages took another step towards a positive conclusion.
Published: 26th February 2014
In a speech to the Medico-Legal Society in Northern Ireland, Supreme Court Judge Lord Wilson has stated that he believes the traditional nuclear family is in decline and that we live in a world where "blended families" are the norm - but thinks this is actually a good thing, as having a wider and more diverse family made up of half-siblings and step-parents may actually provide a more stable and healthier environment for a child.
Published: 20th February 2014
A new survey has revealed that as many as one in seven people who have gone through a divorce or have ended a long term relationship have admitted that they should have done it sooner, but were concerned about the financial burden that comes following a separation.
Published: 11th February 2014
The child maintenance system in the UK is set for changes this week that will see additional fees apply to both parents through the new Child Maintenance Service (CMS), replacing the existing Child Support Agency (CSA). Over the next three years, the government plan to close the current CSA and and replace it with the new CMS, a service for which separated parents will be charged for.