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Bedroom Tax Leaves A Third Of Council Tenants In Arrears

Published: 25th September 2013

New research carried out by government cuts campaign group False Economy suggests that one in three council house tenants have been left in arrears by the controversial 'Bedroom Tax' law, affecting around 50,000 council tenants.

Cohabiting Couples Need Protection From 'Common Law Marriage' Myth

Published: 19th September 2013

A survey by Resolution indicated that a large number of people still believe that 'Common Law Marriage' exists, highlighting that more should be done to protect cohabitants rights.

UK Research Shows Women Are Much Happier Following A Divorce

Published: 5th September 2013

A recent study shows that women are much happier following a divorce when compared to men.

New Tax Cuts Announced For Families Staying Together

Published: 2nd September 2013

New government plans have been announced to reduce unfair council tax surcharges on family home improvements and family annexes.

Does Domestic Violence Encourage Aggressive Behaviour in Children?

Published: 21st August 2013

New research carried out by the Mandel School of Applied Science suggests that the exposure to violence alone can have severe long term effects on a child's behaviour.

Family Mediators Encouraged To Lead The Way

Published: 15th August 2013

Family mediators are being encouraged to lead the way in trying to promote out of court settlements following a new law which is being passed by Parliament.

Could Collaborative Law Help You Keep In Control Of Your Divorce?

Published: 6th June 2013

Family law has in recent times seen a new process known as collaborative law becoming increasingly popular as a way of dealing with family disputes. The aim of collaborative law is to resolve family disputes without going to court.

Cohabitation Agreements – Protecting Yourself As An Unmarried Couple

Published: 23rd May 2013

Recent figures now show that that a third of today's teenagers are destined to cohabit rather than marry, compared with one in 10 of their grandparents. The number of cohabiting couples has increased by 65% in a decade and by 2014, married couples could account for less than half of British families.

How Can Injunctions Under The Family Law Act 1996 Protect You?

Published: 30th April 2013

The national press has, in recent times, seen pages filed with references to so-called 'super-injunctions'. These orders were initially used to prevent the press from publishing details about certain individuals and businesses in a variety of legal cases.

Divorce And Separation - Is Mediation A Better Option Than The Courts?

Published: 18th April 2013

Divorce and separation usually involves an emotional journey as well as a legal one. This can be a painful time. Emotions may run high and you may not feel as able to cope with stressful situations as usual. It's important that you give careful thought as to how you want to deal with issues that arise from the new situation you’re in.

Pre-Nups Carry Weight But Will They Become Legally Binding?

Published: 4th April 2013

Crucial legal advice will become out of reach for many people following the government’s decision to withdraw the availability of legal aid from family work in all but limited circumstances.

What Rights Do Grandparents Have To See Grandchildren When Parents Split Up?

Published: 12th March 2013

When couples with children end a relationship, one of the biggest issues they have to deal with is to work out the arrangements for children. Parents often struggle to agree on fundamental questions like where the children should live and how much contact each parent should have with the children.

What Impact Does The New "Bedroom" Tax Have On Separated Couples with children?

Published: 15th January 2013

Protests continue over the government's controversial changes to the Housing Benefit rules, the so-called 'bedroom tax', which will see the benefit reduced for an estimated 655,000 households living in social housing. Similar rules already exist for families renting in the private sector who claim Local Housing Allowance. 

Is Christmas A Catalyst For Divorce?

Published: 4th January 2013

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" – or so the song says, but for some families at Christmas, this isn't always the truth. Christmas is the time of year when we usually see our families the most, spending valuable time with our partners and children. For others, Christmas is not such a joyous occasion as it can highlight problems or a fractured relationship, which can lead to conversations about separation.

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