In December 2012, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) received a total of 847 applications.
The Government has announced that it intends to provide additional funding of £10 million to help couples going through separation and divorce.
New figures from the UK Census have revealed that more and more couples are living together without being married.
The Government has unveiled its plans to allow same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales.
Family support charity Family Lives is expecting to see a rise in the number of calls to its helpline over the festive period, from families struggling to help with the stresses and strains of Christmas.
The following is an article with advice on the matter of discussing divorce with your children. Prepare yourself and use the resources that are available, many of which are listed in this article below.
Government plans to amend the 1989 Children Act by introducing a presumption of shared parenting are well-intentioned but misguided, say the authors of new research into childhood experience of family break-ups.
People in London are in favour of better financial and practical help for grandparents raising children because their parents can’t look after them, according to a new poll commissioned by charities Grandparents Plus, the Family and Parenting Institute and Family Lives.
A care proceedings pilot launched between three London councils in April is already proving it is possible to dramatically speed up the majority of children’s care cases, including adoption, to hit the government’s target of six months.
Despite the well-intentioned and very significant efforts invested by those involved in resolving private law children disputes within the family justice system (including international relocation or "leave to remove cases"), I do not believe that the critics of the system – mainly those parents unfortunate enough to be involved in it – are wholly unjustified in certain very important aspects of their criticism.
Children from the UK will now have international protection if they move to another country outside the European Union.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) cannot threaten two men with imprisonment if they continue to fail to pay child maintenance arrears, reports the Telegraph.