Published: 7th January 2014
New research by an international law firm has highlighted that courts in England and Wales give the highest maintenance payouts following a divorce, due to a higher level of freedom allowed to judges in Britain, compared to judges in the US, New Zealand, South Africa and in the rest of Europe.
Published: 19th December 2013
A new analysis of divorce figures from the last 40 years has revealed a dramatic increase in the number of men seeking to divorce their wives on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. Between 1971 and 2011, the number of such cases increased six fold.
Published: 13th December 2013
According to figures found in a recent Ofsted report, the number of adoptions between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013 stood at 3,782. This was 9.6% higher than the previous year, representing an increase of 332.
Published: 26th November 2013
New research from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has highlighted that one in eight fathers in the UK have no contact with their children following a divorce or separation.
Published: 20th November 2013
The Matrimonial Survey 2013, which surveys family law experts across the UK has just been released, highlighting the biggest issues in family law over the past 12 months. The survey, published by accountancy firm Grant Thornton, gathers the opinions of 85 top family solicitors in the UK and releases the statistics every year, in the form of their Matrimonial Survey.
Published: 13th November 2013
The latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the percentage of unmarried couples living together has increased by 22% over the last 10 years, with three million cohabiting couples now living in the UK.
Published: 5th November 2013
A recent survey, published by Rights of Women, Women's Aid and Welsh Women's Aid, highlights that victims of domestic violence have not had the support they need from legal aid, contradicting a pledge from the government that legal aid would be available to those who need it.
Published: 25th October 2013
New research published by the Marriage Foundation predicts that almost half of today's children will experience a family breakdown by the time they reach their mid-teens.
Published: 17th October 2013
Statistics published by the Office of National Statistics has show an dramatic increase in civil partnership dissolutions in the last few years.
Published: 9th October 2013
Our latest blog looks at the impact divorce can have on men's health both physically and mentally.
Published: 2nd October 2013
The Department for Work and Pensions are making changes to the appeal process for benefits and child maintenance claims.
Published: 30th September 2013
A recent study links a rise in domestic violence claims with England World Cup football matches.
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.
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.
Published: 5th September 2013
A recent study shows that women are much happier following a divorce when compared to men.