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Home Office announces new measures to assist male victims of domestic abuse

Home Office announces new measures to assist male victims of domestic abuse

Published: 21st March 2019

The Home Office have announced a new set of measures to help male victims of domestic abuse, with up to £1m being given to charities and organisations supporting males who are victims of gender-based domestic violence and abuse.

New report highlights improvement in police response to domestic abuse victims

New report highlights improvement in police response to domestic abuse victims

Published: 8th March 2019

A recent report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has highlighted a marked improvement in the way the police identify, respond and support domestic abuse victims.

Justice Secretary confirms 'no-fault' divorce law reform

Justice Secretary confirms 'no-fault' divorce law reform

Published: 19th February 2019

Justice Secretary David Gauke has confirmed that he plans to introduce 'no-fault' divorce in the next session of parliament, reforming current divorce legislation by putting an end to the need to allocate blame when a relationship breaks down.

New Research Shows that Living in a Single Parent Household Doesn’t Affect the Wellbeing of Children

New Research Shows that Living in a Single Parent Household Doesn’t Affect the Wellbeing of Children

Published: 11th February 2019

A new research study conducted by Gingerbread – the charity for single parent families – and the University of Sheffield has found that contrary to popular belief, living in a single parent family does not have any adverse affects on the wellbeing of dependent children.

Government Publish Landmark New Domestic Abuse Bill

Government Publish Landmark New Domestic Abuse Bill

Published: 23rd January 2019

On the 21st January 2019, the Government published a new landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill in order to combat domestic violence in the UK by pursuing offenders and supporting victims and their families in the aftermath.

Government Launch £2.7 Million Challenge Fund to Tackle Parental Conflict

Government Launch £2.7 Million Challenge Fund to Tackle Parental Conflict

Published: 10th January 2019

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have announced they will be launching a new £2.7 million Challenge Fund that aims to tackle and resolve parental conflict in the UK. As part of the Reducing Parental Conflict Programme, the government-initiated fund will support disadvantaged families who are at risk of parental conflict.

Rapid Evidence Review on Special Guardianship to be Carried Out

Rapid Evidence Review on Special Guardianship to be Carried Out

Published: 13th December 2018

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, the Family Justice Council and CoramBAAF will be working together to address pressing issues regarding Special Guardianship, in the hope to review protocols and deliver Court Orders which are fairer and more family-focused.

Ex Wife of Swedish Racing Car Driver Demands £5 Million after an Unfair Prenuptial Agreement

Ex Wife of Swedish Racing Car Driver Demands £5 Million after an Unfair Prenuptial Agreement

Published: 28th November 2018

The ex-wife of McLaren racing car driver, Kenny Brack, has demanded half of the £11 million family fortune as an appeal court ruled that their Prenuptial Agreement was “unfair”.

Russian Oligarch’s £350 Million Super Yacht is the Focus of Britain’s Most Expensive Divorce

Russian Oligarch’s £350 Million Super Yacht is the Focus of Britain’s Most Expensive Divorce

Published: 13th November 2018

Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov claims that he dissolved his marriage to British citizen and mother of two more than a decade ago, despite ex wife Tatiana Akhmedov’s attempt to seize his £350 million mega yacht amongst other assets in recent divorce proceedings.

PM declares heterosexual couples will now be able to form civil partnerships

PM declares heterosexual couples will now be able to form civil partnerships

Published: 2nd November 2018

A Supreme Court ruling has announced earlier this year that heterosexual couples will now be given the right to enter into a civil partnership. The new legislation follows the tireless efforts of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who became “accidental campaigners” for the new legislation.

Parents Breach Interim Court Order after Receiving Misleading Advice from McKenzie Friend

Parents Breach Interim Court Order after Receiving Misleading Advice from McKenzie Friend

Published: 17th October 2018

A long-awaited change is being called for in the wake of a new case where wrongful advice was provided by a McKenzie friend which subsequently resulted in the breach of an interim court order. Earlier this year, a British couple made the decision to take their child out of the country, claiming that they were acting on the advice of a McKenzie friend.

Resolution welcomes the news of no-fault divorce following government consultation

Resolution welcomes the news of no-fault divorce following government consultation

Published: 2nd October 2018

Family law organisation Resolution have welcomed the news that the government intend to introduce a no-fault divorce system in England and Wales, following the recent publishing of a government consultation paper on no-fault divorce.

Government unveils plans for family law in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit

Government unveils plans for family law in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit

Published: 18th September 2018

As Brexit creeps ever closer, new plans were released on the 13th of September by the Government, explaining how the countries leaders intend on dealing with Family Law matters in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit on 29th of March 2019.

Survey reveals divorcing couples exaggerate their grounds for divorce for fear of it being contested

Survey reveals divorcing couples exaggerate their grounds for divorce for fear of it being contested

Published: 5th September 2018

Couples who have made the decision to divorce one another want nothing more than a simple process that requires little or no blame, according to a recent survey. The recent survey revealed that 80% of the 1,000 people who took part would have proceeded with a no fault divorce, if there was such an option.

Wife Awarded £100,000 in compensation from Driver who Killed her Husband during Divorce

Wife Awarded £100,000 in compensation from Driver who Killed her Husband during Divorce

Published: 15th August 2018

A wife has been awarded £100,000 in damages after a driver killed her husband during their divorce proceedings. In January 2014, Mrs Craven filed for divorce and separated from her husband after he was caught having an affair. In June 2014 Mr Craven was involved in a tragic road accident which left him dead at the scene.

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