Family

18/12/2018 0 comments 10 views

Making separating couples wait 6 months before their divorce is finalised is an “unacceptable delay” for those who do not have children. The Ministry of Justice who have just finished...
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17/12/2018 0 comments 28 views

Shockingly the main finding of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s annual report is that there are half a million more children suffering poverty since 20111/2012 following “a relentless rise in the...
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14/12/2018 0 comments 44 views

A family Judge has criticised a husband who cheated on his wife. The criticism related to the husband’s decision to contest a divorce petition, issued by his wife.  She referred...
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11/12/2018 0 comments 40 views

The Government has announced that it will introduce a new mental health bill following today’s publication of the findings of an independent review into the Mental Health Act 1983. However,...
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07/12/2018 0 comments 24 views

Over the past week I heard with interest the comments made by the President of the High Court Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, in relation to the epidemic of Care...
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26/11/2018 0 comments 57 views

Children have historically been considered as the "hidden victims" of domestic abuse as many agencies focus upon the needs of adults. However, evidence has shown that there are significant implications...
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20/11/2018 0 comments 97 views

All mothers and most fathers have legal rights and responsibilities as a parent known as parental responsibility (PR). Fathers have PR if they are married to the mother at the...
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08/11/2018 0 comments 56 views

Domestic abuse and Domestic Violence are long standing issues within our society which not only affects women but also affects men. While it is true that the legal remedies and...
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08/11/2018 0 comments 79 views

Solicitors have welcomed a much-anticipated public consultation on introducing ‘no-fault’ divorce, currently being prepared by The Justice Secretary, David Gauke. The Justice Secretary is reported to be preparing a consultation...
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01/11/2018 0 comments 79 views

Coercive control is a pattern of behaviour seeking to take away the victim’s liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self. It is not just a women’s bodily...
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