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Government Guidelines- Divorce in England, Cross Border Divorce and Brexit

The Ministry of Justice have today issued guidelines for the public and also for professionals, as to what would be the position in relation to Cross border Divorce related matters post Brexit. Guidance for professionals is provided stating the current Law and the position post Brexit if no deal is obtained. For further information see [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:39:44+00:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Press release: “Landmark moment” as Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament today

Domestic Violence. There has been a Government Press release today that the 'Domestic Abuse Bill' will be introduced in Parliament today. ' Measures in the Bill will also include: - introducing the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse, which will include economic abuse.' The Prime Minister, launched the consultation at Downing Street in [...]

By |2019-07-16T08:54:40+00:00July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Place of marriage review

A Press release on the 28 June 2019 from the Ministry of Justice provided information about a two-year project, to review the current laws on how and where marriages can take place and will look at ‘removing unnecessary red-tape to increase the choice and lower the cost of venues.........’. ‘The Law Commission will now work [...]

By |2019-07-01T08:28:13+00:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family Court Statistics- Increase in number of cases started in Family courts

The Family Court Statistics Quarterly, England and Wales, (January to March 2019) published by the MOJ on the 27th June 2019, included information which showed an increase compared to the same quarter period in 2018, for the following: the number of cases started in the Family courts; the time divorce proceedings are taking from the [...]

By |2019-06-27T10:29:07+00:00June 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘No Fault Divorce’ MOJ Press release

A press release was published by the Ministry of Justice today following the introduction of a bill by the Justice Secretary David Gauke today (13 June 2019). The Press release states: 'The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill aims to make divorce less acrimonious – reforming our 50-year-old divorce laws – to ensure the process better [...]

By |2019-06-13T16:21:29+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spotlight on child protection in family courts

The interests of the child  are paramount. Ministers announced on the 21st May 2019 that a' panel of experts will review how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences', '...The three-month project aims to ensure that the family court works first and foremost in the explicit [...]

By |2019-05-24T07:41:18+00:00May 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video hearings tested in domestic abuse cases

The testing by HM Courts and Tribunal Service at Manchester Civil Justice Centre of vulnerable people appearing before the court ‘using a video link from a computer in their solicitor’s office', has so far proved successful, and it avoids the distress of appearing in court.  

By |2019-05-09T10:15:59+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New divorce law to end the ‘blame game’

The Justice Secretary David Gauke announced today 'a new law to help reduce family conflict'. There will be an end of 'the blame game' for couples wishing to divorce. Many lawyers who are members of the organisation Resolution have been advocating that the present system needed to be changed. Many of us lobbied Parliament in [...]

By |2019-04-09T16:40:52+00:00April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Equal Civil Partnerships’ – Royal Assent

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 (CPMD 2019) will come into force on 26 May 2019 following Royal assent being given on the 26th March 2019. This will mean that opposite sex couples may also enter into a civil partnership. The changes in the law relating to Civil Partnerships follows the [...]

By |2019-03-29T09:55:27+00:00March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments