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Are The Courts Letting Down Survivors of Domestic Abuse?

Are The Courts Letting Down Survivors of Domestic Abuse?

During the initial lockdown in 2020, The National Domestic Abuse Helpline seen an increase of over 25% in requests for help both over the phone and online. With surging reports of domestic abuse cases,…

No Fault Divorces will not come into effect until April 2022

No Fault Divorces will not come into effect until April 2022

Almost a year has gone by since legislation was passed allowing married couples to divorce without any fault from either party. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 brought forward several…

Safety from Domestic Abuse and Special Measures in Remote and Hybrid Hearings

Safety from Domestic Abuse and Special Measures in Remote and Hybrid Hearings

The Family Justice Council has posted comprehensive guidance for the Courts to assist parties in family proceedings to implement and plan for special measures as we move into the digital arena to help…

Child Maintenance Payments Top £2.3 Billion

Child Maintenance Payments Top £2.3 Billion

The Department of Work and Pensions has recently released a set of new statistics on separated families covering the financial years ending 2019 to 2020. The data shows that 56% of families have a child…

Courts Remain Open During New Lockdown

Courts Remain Open During New Lockdown

It has been announced that courts will remain open during the new Covid-19 lockdown period that is currently in force across England.

Arrangements For Children During COVID19

Arrangements For Children During COVID19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a further national lockdown as of 5th November 2020, which although less stringent than that faced earlier this year, will still have a significant impact on…