Category: Family Law

MP’s lead calls for more action to tackle domestic abuse

MP’s from the Home Affairs Select Committee have urged the Government to provide more support for victims of domestic abuse and widen its reforms as a matter of urgency.

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.

Divorce rates for newlyweds half in last 25 years

According to new research, the number of newlywed couples divorcing after three years of marriage has dropped by half over the last 25 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.