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Divorce Portal Closure

Divorce Portal Closure

Family lawyers have been notified that MyHMCTS, the online digital portal used for filing and managing divorce cases will be turned off in line with changes to divorce legislation.

Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Lasting Power of Attorney, also known as LPAs are a powerful legal tool that allows an individual to choose someone to handle their decisions if they are no longer able to do so. We take a look at LPAs,…

The law is changing to allow victims of domestic abuse more time to report crimes

The law is changing to allow victims of domestic abuse more time to report crimes

The government has announced that victims of domestic abuse in England and Wales will be given more time to report assaults.

Additional funding for family mediation voucher scheme

Additional funding for family mediation voucher scheme

On 16 January 2022, the Ministry of Justice announced that an additional £1.3 million will be made available for the family mediation voucher scheme, which was launched in March 2021. The extra investment…

Remember A Charity Week

Remember A Charity Week

This week sees the launch of the annual Remember A Charity Week to promote the benefits of leaving a gift in your Will for a good cause. The week runs from the 6th to the 12th of September and encourages…

£500 Voucher Available Towards Family Mediation Costs

£500 Voucher Available Towards Family Mediation Costs

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is investing one million pounds in supporting families who could benefit from using family mediation. The voucher scheme offers £500 towards the cost of using a mediator,…