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New Figures Show Increase in Adoption Rates

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.

One In Eight Fathers Have No Contact With Their Children

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.

Matrimonial Survey 2013 Highlights A Rise In Self Representation

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.

Number of Cohabiting Couples Rises By Over 20%

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.

Over Half of Domestic Violence Victims Unable To Access Legal Aid

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.

50% of infants will see their parents separate by the time they are 15

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.

Civil Partnership Dissolutions Increased By 20% In 2012

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.

Research Suggests Divorce Has A Negative Impact On Men's Health

Published: 9th October 2013

Our latest blog looks at the impact divorce can have on men's health both physically and mentally.

Appeals Process Changed For Benefits and Child Maintenance

Published: 2nd October 2013

The Department for Work and Pensions are making changes to the appeal process for benefits and child maintenance claims.

Domestic Violence Claims Rise Following England World Cup Football Matches

Published: 30th September 2013

A recent study links a rise in domestic violence claims with England World Cup football matches.

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.

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