Category: Family Law

Divorce enquiries “surge” during Covid-19 lockdown, figures reveal

Divorce enquiries have “surged” following the introduction of Covid-19 lockdown measures, new figures have revealed.

New codeword campaign to help victims of domestic abuse seek immediate support

A new codeword scheme will help protect families at risk of domestic abuse throughout the coronavirus lockdown and beyond, it has been announced.

Can I see my children during lockdown? Government answers key questions for separated parents

The Government has this week published updated guidance on the movement of children between separated parents.

Woman ordered to pay ex-husband’s debts despite signing pre-nuptial agreement

A woman has been ordered to pay her former husband’s debts despite signing a pre-nuptial agreement, reports have revealed.

New tax laws may affect divorcing couples, say experts

New Capital Gains Tax (CGT) laws introduced in April may significantly impact divorcing couples, experts have warned.

Further support announced for families as Domestic Abuse Bill receives second reading

The Government has announced further support for families affected by domestic abuse as the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill receives its second reading in Parliament this week.

Victims of domestic abuse “are permitted to leave home” despite social distancing laws, says Home Secretary

Victims at risk of domestic abuse are permitted to leave the home to seek support despite social distancing measures, it has been confirmed.

Domestic abuse cases rise rapidly, official figures show

The number of new domestic violence cases rose by 21 per cent in the three months to December 2019 compared to the same quarter a year before, official statistics have revealed.

Children of separated parents “can move between households”, confirms minister

Children of separated parents can move between households during the coronavirus lockdown, it has been confirmed.

Solicitor granted compensation on top of settlement in landmark divorce battle

A solicitor who “sacrificed” her career so she could care for her children has won a claim for “relationship-generated disadvantage” in a landmark legal battle.