Category: Family Law

Government invests in domestic abuse services as demand outstrips supply

More than £10 million in new funding will be invested into the development and maintenance of domestic abuse charities and services across England, it has been announced.

Courts to launch online service for care and supervision applications as part of digital family law reforms

Digital family law reforms, which had been held up as a result of Covid-19 disruption, will be rolled out from 14 September 2020, it has been revealed.

Married parents “twice as likely” to stay together as cohabiting couples, study reveals

Married parents are “almost twice as likely” to stay together as cohabiting ones, a major study has revealed.

Sir Elton John sued by former wife after breaching confidentiality clause in divorce settlement

Sir Elton John is being sued by his former wife for allegedly breaking a legal agreement written into their divorce settlement.

Two million cohabiting couples “live without legal protection”, study reveals

Some two million cohabiting couples in England have no legal protection should they separate, a major study has revealed.

Divorce rate “could fall” as couples delay proceedings over lockdown, study reveals

The coronavirus pandemic could reduce the divorce rate as partners delay proceedings, a major study has revealed.

Government green lights socially distanced weddings

The Government has now published public health guidance to enable small marriages and civil partnerships to go ahead safely throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘No-fault’ divorce to become law

‘No-fault’ divorce will be implemented in England and Wales from Autumn 2021, it has been confirmed.

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill moves closer to royal assent

England and Wales have moved one step closer to ‘no-fault’ divorce as the landmark Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received its second reading in Parliament this month.

Employers set to receive tools to combat domestic abuse, review reveals

The Government is launching a major review of the quality of support given to domestic abuse survivors in the workplace.