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Calls for Reforms to Deprivation of Liberty Processes

The Law Commission for England and Wales recently carried out a review of the law relating to deprivation of liberty to ensure that suitable protections are in place within the legislative framework.

Couples Use Prenuptial Agreements to Cover Pet Custody Issues

New research from Direct Line Pet Insurance has revealed that as many as 28% of people would consider putting a prenuptial agreement in place to cover custody of their pets in the event that a relationship breaks down.

Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse

The Government has recently announced a number of new measures to tackle domestic abuse in England and Wales and provide further support to victims.

Study Highlights Problem of Family Instability

A new study has claimed that the UK has one of the highest rates of family instability in the developed world.

Court Ruling a Victory for Cohabiting Couples’ Rights

The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman should be entitled to a survivor’s pension from her deceased cohabiting partner’s pension scheme.

Decisions Reached in High Profile Divorce Cases

A great many divorce cases make their way through the British family courts each year, with the vast majority attracting little or no attention from the media.

Failure to Facilitate Contact a Breach of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the failure of Polish courts to take all appropriate steps to facilitate contact between a father and his son was a breach of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Possibility of Divorce Affects Inheritance Planning

As many as one in three parents are apparently reluctant to leave an inheritance to their married children, because they fear the relationship will end in divorce and ultimately result in assets leaving the immediate family.

Report Shines Spotlight on Step-Family Relationships

A recent report by relationship Relate and Relationships Scotland have given an interesting insight into the relationships between step-parents and their stepchildren, and how these relationships compare to that of biological parents.

Domestic Abuse in the UK

A number of organisations have recently released figures that give an insight into the extent of domestic abuse across the UK.

Figures Reveal Fall in Divorce Numbers

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed a fall in the number of divorces that took place in England and Wales during 2014.

Removing Barriers to Co-Parenting

Researchers in the US have recently looked at how concerns about parenting behaviour can affect the ability of divorced parents to co-parent.

UK to Opt In to European Cross-Border Family Law Measure

The UK Government has recently announced its intention to opt in to the European Commission’s proposal which repeals and replaces Regulation 2201/2003, also known as the Brussels IIa Regulation, on cross-border family matters.

Child Maintenance System Undermines Shared Parenting

Shared-parenting charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) has published details of its response to the work and pension committee’s inquiry into child maintenance.

Work Pressures Can Damage Relationships

Relationships are coming under increasing pressure in the UK because of an expectation by employers that work should be the top priority for their employees.

More Action Required to Increase Take-Up of Mediation

A UK Government policy aimed at promoting the use of mediation between separating couples in England has been labelled an ‘embarrassing failure’ by national family charity National Family Mediation (NFM). 

Continued Rise in ‘Grey Divorce’ Numbers

The upward trend in the number of ‘grey divorces’ appears to be continuing, according to a new survey from the United States.

Research into Factors Influencing Relationship Success

A number of different research projects have recently been conducted into factors that can affect the success of a relationship and influence the risk of divorce.

Calls for Changes to CMS to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Single parent charity Gingerbread and domestic violence charity Women’s Aid are calling for changes to the Child Maintenance Service to help protect victims of domestic violence.

Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 861 civil partnerships were formed in England and Wales in 2015, which is a fall of 49% from 1,683 in 2014.

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