The Children and Families Act has been given Royal Assent, and as a result reforms to the family justice system will be introduced as part of the relaunched family court system.
Family law organisation Resolution has welcomed the recent judgment from Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, in the case of S v S, in which he upholds the decision (award) made through a private arbitration. This award was made under the scheme established in England and Wales by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA).
The Government has announced that vulnerable children will receive additional help through the introduction of new national standards, which will raise the quality of expert evidence in family courts and end unnecessary delays.
The first steps have been taken to implement the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, Justice Minister Lord McNally has announced.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has now received Royal Assent and has officially become law.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently published data and an analysis on the state of the country’s National Well-being.
The Ministry of Justice has published statistics on the type and volume of cases that were received and processed through the court system of England and Wales in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October to December).
The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) and Family Action are launching an innovative new “More than Mothering” programme to support couples as they resolve relationship issues that can affect their ability to parent their children effectively.
The Family Justice Board has published details of the actions the Board and its partners will take to achieve the Government's vision of a family justice system that supports the delivery of the best possible outcomes for all children who come into contact with it.
The Government has published draft legislation to implement its proposed changes to the family justice system following David Norgrove’s Family Justice Review.
Mr Justice Ryder’s report into the modernisation of Family Justice has now been published.
Forcing someone to marry will become a criminal offence in England and Wales, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
A new arbitration scheme has been launched to enable family disputes to be resolved without going through a formal court process.