Category: Family Law

Joint Committee publish report into Draft Domestic Abuse Bill

The Parliamentary Joint Committee is calling for several amendments to be made to the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill to give greater protection to the victims of domestic abuse.

Number of divorce pension attachment orders doubled

According to the latest industry research, the number of pension attachment orders made by the family courts has doubled since 2011.

What happens if I lose my mental capacity?

In life, we never really know what challenges might be around the corner, which is why it is important to plan ahead for all eventualities.

Record high number of men being forced into marriage

According to the Forced Marriage Unit, the overall number of forced marriage cases rose has by 47 per cent in 2018 compared to the year before.

Businessman claims his divorce ruling traps him in marriage

A Jewish businessman is accusing the Family Court of trapping him in his marriage after a divorce ruling leaves him stuck between family law and religious law.

Video hearings to be trialled in domestic abuse cases

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced that video hearings are set to be tested in domestic violence cases, in a bid to make the process easier for victims.

Former Family Division President criticises regional divorce centres

Regional divorce centre errors have been criticised by the former President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby.

Inheritance tax hits record high

Inheritance tax payments have hit record highs, according to data released by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Identical twins both forced to pay child support after DNA test

A Brazilian court has ruled that a set of identical twins are both required to pay child support after a paternity test fails to determine who the baby’s father is.

Sweeping changes to divorce law to “end the blame game”

Couples in England and Wales will no longer have to prove that one partner is at fault in order to divorce, it has been confirmed.