Published: 7 July 2015
Senior Judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn has strongly criticised the government cuts to legal aid in a speech in Australia about access to justice in family proceedings.
Published: 1 July 2015
A new report from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed a record number of prosecutions for offences involving violence against women and girls in England and Wales over the last 12 months.
Published: 23 June 2015
Leading domestic violence charity Refuge say that children are the "forgotten victims of domestic violence" and that many of them witness violence in the home, with as many as 1 in 3 women being injured at the hands of their partners by the time they seek professional help.
Published: 16 June 2015
New research, conducted by the Nuffield Foundation, has highlighted that dads are more likely to have regular contact with a son than a daughter following a split from their partners.
Published: 9 June 2015
The number of divorcees appealing to the Supreme Court and seeking new financial settlements due to their ex-partners providing misleading information is on the rise.
Published: 2 June 2015
The Government are proposing plans to amend pension regulations that came into effect earlier in the year, as they fear that divorcees are exploiting loopholes in the new system which could leave their ex-partners with nothing.
Published: 28 May 2015
The University of Bristol has carried out a study into the link between men being victims of or committing domestic abuse with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
Published: 22 May 2015
A former beauty queen has been urged to reach an agreement in a recent divorce settlement after running up legal bills of more than £1,000,000. Mrs Fields – formerly known as Ekaterina Parfenova, has reportedly asked for a lump sum of £2.6 million and £500,000 per year after that.
Published: 11 May 2015
Divorcees who have previously set up pension earmarking orders have been urged to protect their pension benefits, due to unintended consequences that have been brought about by pension reforms.
Published: 8 May 2015
James Roberts, barrister of 1 King’s Bench Walk, and Catherine Silwal , Senior Solicitor with KJ Smith Solicitors, analyse the law relating to variation of foreign maintenance orders and the effect of the EU Maintenance Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009).
Published: 6 May 2015
The majority of us will have used at least one of these different platforms in recent years as a way of interacting with friends and family, but a new survey has revealed the true impact social media can have on relationships and divorce.
Published: 29 April 2015
An ex-banker turned bishop has been the subject of criticism recently, as he was found to have been hiding a large wealth of money in offshore accounts. The bishop failed to disclose the resources, which have now been discovered by a judge who had been analysing his divorce settlements in the family court.
Published: 22 April 2015
The HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) have revealed their plans to change the way divorce is handled in the family courts in England and Wales.
Published: 15 April 2015
Senior Judge Baroness Hale of Richmond has spoken out against current divorce law and has called for 'no fault' divorces to remove the need for one party to take the blame in order for a divorce to be granted.
Published: 8 April 2015
In a follow up to last week's blog about Caroline Hopkins - the wife of a property tycoon who lost a £2 million court battle due to signing a post-nuptial agreement - Mrs Hopkins has hit back and has warned wives in a similar position not to sign a post-nuptial agreement.
Published: 3 April 2015
A post-nuptial agreement is a written contract that is executed after a couple get married or enter into a civil partnership and is used to agree on the division of assets and finances between both parties, should they separate in the future. Recently, this has become the subject of controversy in a case involving William & Caroline Hopkins from Somerset.
Published: 1 April 2015
When a marriage or civil partnership is on the verge of a breakdown it can be a very stressful time for all parties involved. With so many aspects to consider, such as the division of assets, future housing and employment and issues surrounding the children, the last thing on your mind will be the tax implications of your separation.
Published: 24 March 2015
National family law organisation Resolution have called for reforms to financial provisions in divorce following the Supreme Courts' decision on a landmark court case.
Published: 17 March 2015
The Law Commission have opened up a consultation from 11th March - 11th July 2015 as they seek opinions on how to reform the enforcement of family financial orders.
Published: 10 March 2015
The government have launched The Marriages and Civil Partnerships Regulations 2015 with the aim of giving the Home Office more power to investigate non-UK nationals planning to get married in the UK.