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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.