Children as young as 10 to be involved in family courts

The government has committed to ensuring that children and young people from the age of 10 will be allowed to voice their opinions in the family court, rather than just being pulled through the system. When decisions are being made in family courts that will affect a child’s future then the child will have the

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How long does divorce take?

Unfortunately there is no such thing as a quick divorce. Even if both parties are in full agreement it is very rare that a divorce will take any less than 5 months. Court proceedings always take a long time and you will find yourselves at the mercy of the workload of the court at the

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Converting Civil Partnerships into Marriage

Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities, Sajid Javid MP, has announced that the fee for converting civil partnerships into marriage have been waived for certain criteria. From 10th December any couple who wish to convert their civil partnership into marriage can do so for free provided they entered into civil partnership before 29th March 2014,

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Child Abuse in the Family Environment

The news headlines have been dominated by stories of child sex abuse for many months now. After the initial Jimmy Saville cases Operation Yewtree has now found Rolf Harris guilty of child sex offences and a possible paedophile ring within the government is now being investigated. All this news and revelations shows a dramatic shift

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Social Media and Divorce

BBC Radio 4 discussed social media and divorce on this morning’s Woman’s Hour. So what part does social media play in divorce and what can you do to protect yourself from unpleasantness in the online world during a break-up? Sharing your life on social media is becoming more and more popular, particularly with younger generations.

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New Child Maintenance System

The new child maintenance system came into practice on 30th June. It is to encourage families to sort out their own child maintenance plans, rather than use the government system. There is still support there for parents who are unable to come to suitable arrangements without 3rd party assistance, but it comes at a cost.

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