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Court rule changes regarding child contact for violent fathers

Published: 30th January 2017

Senior UK judges are taking steps to ensure that fathers with a history of domestic violence will not be automatically entitled to have contact with their child. In cases where the father has been proven to have a history of domestic violence, the safety of the child and mother would be considered and the father would not be granted access to their child. The aim is to endthe general presumption that a father must be given contact with their child, even if their history poses a risk to both mother and child.

Ministry of Justice report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals

Published: 19th January 2017

A report has been published by the Ministry of Justice that highlights the implementation of proposals made by the Law Commission.

Justice Secretary calls for an end to victims being cross-examined by their abusers

Published: 13th January 2017

The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has called for the family courts to follow the criminal courts inbanning the cross-examination of victims by ex-partners who have previously been violent to them.

Family court to hold court hearings in public for the first time

Published: 7th January 2017

In a radical trial that is being pursued by England and Wales’ leading family judge, court hearings are set to be held in the public eye for the first time. In a bid to continue to provide more transparency, the president of the family division of the high court, Sir James Munby, has stated that certain types of hearings would be held publicly. Although correct measures are expected to remain in place to protect identities, a separate plan is being considered to grant the media access to documents that may have been kept secret in previous hearings.

Could a 'no fault divorce' system benefit the UK?

Published: 4th March 2016

There has been much debate over the years as to whether the UK should adopt a 'no fault divorce' system. Although other countries have successfully adopted this system, the postponement of the reading of the No Fault Divorce Bill to April 6th 2022 has frustrated many couples, especially as the as the act was supposted to implemenet on June 25th 2021.

Can you apply for a mortgage when your income comes from child support?

Published: 9th February 2016

Many divorcing and separating couples believe that they can't successfully apply for a mortgage when their sole income (or the majority of their income) is made up from payments of child support, but is this true?

Husband wins the right to contest marriage on the grounds of bigamy

Published: 17th November 2015

A husband has been granted the right to contest that his marriage of almost 30 years should be nullified on the grounds of bigamy.

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