Category: Family Law

Charity calls for review of criminalisation of forced marriage

Campaigners are calling for a review of the criminalisation of forced marriage, claiming that the law stops victims from speaking up as they do not want to see their parents end up in jail.

Divorce law reform must protect children, says Resolution

Resolution has called for an “urgent reform” in divorce law to reduce the emotional impact it has on children.

Researchers call for review into use of religious vows in civil ceremonies

The results of a recent study have led researchers to call for the Government to implement changes in the laws surrounding the use of religious vows and rituals in civil ceremonies.

Growing numbers of men reporting domestic violence

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) close to 2 million people experienced a form of domestic abuse in England and Wales over the last twelve months.

What do flexible court opening hours mean for families?

Flexible operating hours in the family court will begin rolling out from spring 2019, the Law Society has revealed.

Partners who cheat are three times likely to do it again according to research

New research has suggested adulterous partners are three times more likely to cheat on their next partner.

Government announce £22million to help victims of domestic abuse

The Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler has announced a £22 million allocation for projects across the country to help support victims of domestic abuse.

Asylum seeker facing removal from UK despite child protection order

A failed asylum seeker is facing deportation from the UK despite a High Court judge ruling that her nine-year-old daughter could be subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) if she is sent home.

Opposite-sex Civil Partnerships Bill could be made law “within six months”

The Bill seeking to provide opposite-sex couples with the legal right to enter into a civil partnership has completed its passage through the House of Commons.

Marriage law to be overhauled as part of Budget

The Government is set to announce an overhaul of a 180-year-old law regarding wedding venues, to allow couples to get married outdoors in an attempt to make ceremonies more affordable.