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Divorce

Financial Troubles Can Follow a Relationship Split

Britons are turning to credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans following a relationship break-up, according to the findings of a new survey.

Supporting Separating Couples and Parents

A new package of support aimed at helping people in the family and civil justice system has been announced by the Government.

Divorce Settlement Case to go to Supreme Court

A woman who is attempting to have her divorce settlement set aside on the grounds of dishonesty has won the right to take her case to the Supreme Court, reports the Daily Mail.

Removing Conflict from Divorce

A recent study from Australia has highlighted that the stereotype of divorces being lengthy and hostile disputes is often not realistic and that many divorcing couples actually adopt a pragmatic approach to resolving property settlements.

Holidays can Place Additional Strain on Relationships

Family law organisation Resolution has recently highlighted the additional stress that the summer holiday period can place on a couple’s relationship. In some cases, this increased tension can bring a relationship to breaking point.

More Effort Required in Tackling Family Breakdown

Think-tank the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has called on whatever Government is next in power to become the first in history to reverse family breakdown and confront a growing culture of disposable dads.

Divorce myths to be dispelled

Separating couples are to be given clear new guidelines setting out what they should expect when property and income is distributed by the courts, the Government has announced.

Couple with “international marriage” could have divorce heard in England

A man who said he sacrificed his own career to become a “stay-at-home” husband to allow his wife to concentrate on her career as an investment banker has succeeded in his application to have his divorce heard in England, reports the Telegraph.

Matrimonial property, needs and agreements

The Law Commission has published a report in which it makes recommendations regarding important aspects of the law relating to the financial aspects of divorce and of the dissolution of civil partnership.

Family court statistics

The Ministry of Justice has published statistics on cases that are received and processed through the court system of England and Wales in the second quarter of 2013 (July to September).

Divorce statistics for England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published annual statistics on divorces that took place in England and Wales in 2012, following court orders. The statistics do not include divorces to couples usually resident in England and Wales which took place abroad.

Current trends in family law and divorce

The latest matrimonial survey from Grant Thornton has given some interesting insights into recent trends in divorce and other areas of family law across the UK.

New funding to support separated couples

The government has recently announced that it will be supporting ten new projects to help separated couples resolve grievances and agree financial and parenting arrangements in their children's best interests.

Judge warns of importance of honesty in divorce negotiations

A recent court case has highlighted the importance of full disclosure of assets in a divorce hearing, reports the London Evening Standard.

Quickie celebrity divorces are unrealistic for most

Celebrity divorces are giving ordinary couples an unrealistic view on what to expect when separating, the Law Society has warned.

Divorce rates immune to boom and bust

A report from the think-tank, The Marriage Foundation, claims to have exploded the myth about a link between divorce and recession.

Supreme Court rules in landmark divorce case

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Prest v Petrodel, which was about financial remedies in divorce, has upheld the appeal of the estranged wife.

Concerns over cuts to legal aid

Family law practitioners have reiterated concerns that vulnerable people will be left without legal advice and support during divorce after cuts to legal aid came into force on 1st April.

Divorce hotspots in England & Wales revealed

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently released a list of divorce hotspots in England and Wales.

Divorce dispute leads to prison sentence

A wealthy businessman has been jailed for contempt of court after failing to disclose full details of his financial situation during his divorce, reports the Independent.

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