Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs

Family, Divorce & Children Law Blog

Our family, divorce and children law specialists regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

.

Push for change: making child contact safer for children and victims of domestic abuse

Karen Atkins
  • Posted
  • Author

A recent study carried out by Women’s Aid highlights the experience of victims of domestic abuse within the family courts. Victims have revealed that their experiences have been negative and traumatising. Recommendations have been put forward to...

Should civil partnerships be an alternative to marriage for everyone?

Ceri Thomas
  • Posted
  • Author

This week the Supreme Court heard the case of different-sex couple Rebecca Steinfeld, and Charles Keidan. The couple entered into a legal battle as they wish to enter into a civil partnership rather than a marriage. They seek the right to enter into a...

Are parent's rights protected during care proceedings?

Andrew Mountain
  • Posted
  • Author

Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 provides that "everyone has the right to respect for private and family life". How is this right maintained when the state intervenes and a care order in respect of the child of a family is made? A care...

Woman 'condemned to loveless marriage' appeals to Supreme Court over divorce

Amanda Rimmer
  • Posted
  • Author

A woman who claims she has been ‘condemned to a loveless marriage’ by the UK courts has taken her case to the Supreme Court in a bid to divorce her husband of 40 years. Tini Owens, 66, previously failed in her attempts to divorce Hugh...

Divorces could be invalid after family court blunder

Amanda Rimmer
  • Posted
  • Author

There’s been major a cock-up in our divorce courts! This significant administrative error may have wide reaching consequences, although officials have said they don’t know how many it will affect. In short there are some people who will...

The blame game

Karen Atkins
  • Posted
  • Author

For over 20 years, legal professionals have argued for ‘no fault’ divorce to be introduced in England and Wales. It is argued that the current law increases hostility and is confusing. Currently if you want a divorce in England and...

The 26 week time limit in care proceedings - fact or fiction?

Andrew Mountain
  • Posted
  • Author

When a local authority has serious concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or children, they begin what is known as ‘pre-proceedings’. Children’s services will send a letter to the parents or carers of the child(ren), inviting...

All you glorious silver foxes and vixens out there are bucking the trend!

Amanda Rimmer
  • Posted
  • Author

According to new figures released about our personal lives, not only are baby boomers commanding an ever greater share of the population – their number has risen by 20 per cent, living longer and taking the place of the existing ‘silver...

Dividing assets after divorce: a problem best met 'head on'

Amanda Rimmer
  • Posted
  • Author

Making good decisions when you are in the midst of life changing events isn’t easy - particularly when you’re trying to make the most of a difficult situation. Physically separating is one thing but when is a good time to divide your...

How short is a short marriage?

Amanda Rimmer
  • Posted
  • Author

How long is a short marriage and how should the assets be divided? The first has not been answered but the second has – effectively, with fairness.  Yesterday guidance was provided by the Court of Appeal on how it may be possible to divide...

  • Page 1 of 10