Author: Alison Green

Campaign group publish guidelines to ‘dignified’ reporting of domestic violence

A campaign group has created a set of media guidelines in a bid to limit the damage to victims and their families that undignified reports of domestic violence can cause.

Wife risks losing millions in property after legality of funds was questioned

The wife of a foreign banker risks losing millions of pounds in property unless she can explain how her fortune was made, a new report reveals.

Government extends civil partnerships to all

All couples in England and Wales will be given the opportunity to enter into a civil partnership rather than a marriage, the Prime Minister has revealed. In an announcement this week, Theresa May said she will ensure that both same-sex and opposite-sex couples will be given the same choices in life. The measure follows years…
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New figures show rise in men reporting domestic abuse to the police

New figures have revealed that the number of men reporting domestic abuse to the police has doubled over the last five years.

Concerns that divorcing women should be shown the value of their husbands’ pension pots

Age UK has argued that women going through a divorce should be given the right to see the size of their husband’s pension pot.

Divorce law set to be overhauled in bid to avoid ‘unnecessary antagonism’

Divorce laws in England and Wales are set to be overhauled in a bid to allow couples to split faster and with less animosity.

Unmarried mother wins her Supreme Court fight over widowed parents’ allowance

An unmarried mother who took her legal battle to access widowed parent’s allowance to the UK’s highest court has won her case.

Fresh study adds weight to calls for no-fault divorce

New research highlighted in The Times today suggests that UK couples are increasingly ‘alleging fault’ in their efforts to obtain speedy divorces.

‘Urgent reform’ needed to support cohabiting couples

The laws governing cohabitation in England and Wales are outdated and in need of urgent reform, a prominent family law foundation has said.

Husband denied financial remedy claim decades after divorce

A judge has denied a husband’s financial remedy claim almost three decades after a decree nisi was issued.