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Divorce ‘blame game’ to end- Update

A press release from the MOJ on the 7th January 2020 gives hope to all couples wishing to divorce that they may at some future date be able to do so do so less acrimoniously. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was put forward again before Parliament on the 7th January 2020. It is hoped [...]

By |2020-01-09T13:24:52+00:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family Court Statistics Quarterly: July to September 2019

Quarterly data on the volume of cases dealt with by family courts over time, with statistics also broken down for the main types of case involved published by the Ministry of Justice on the 13th December 2019. This information includes for the period: Increase in number of cases started in Family courts Decrease in the [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:25:49+00:00December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resolution’s Fairness for Families Manifesto- Reminder

There was much publicity in the media about 'No Fault Divorce' and some clients thought after reading the papers that this was now the law in England. Unfortunately in England, the archaic procedure is still continuing and couples continue to use the other party's behaviour as one of the reasons for divorce. The 'No Fault Divorce' [...]

By |2019-12-06T11:46:04+00:00December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reminder: Changes to ancillary reliefs in Capital Gains Tax Private Residence Relief in April 2020

Many will be affected by the changes proposed to ancillary reliefs in Capital Gains Tax Private Residence Relief in April 2020. This includes changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) relief on private residences (private residence relief). The explanatory note on the government’s website provides: ‘These changes include reducing the final period exemption from 18 [...]

By |2019-10-24T16:06:06+00:00October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MOJ Publication 26 September 2019: Family Court Statistics Quarterly, England and Wales, April to June 2019

On the 26th September 2019 The Ministry of Justice published the Family Court Statistics Quarterly, England and Wales, April to June 2019 which shows the ‘activity in the family courts of England and Wales and provides figures for the latest quarter (April to June 2019)’. These shows inter alia that compared to the same period [...]

By |2019-09-26T10:22:18+00:00September 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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