Archive of: 2020
Parents or guardians of children who lack mental capacity can ask for court fees to be waived when seeking access to a Child Trust Fund, the government has announced.
Alarming statistics show that 41% of those divorced within the last 5 years have suffered multiple episodes of poor mental health, compared to 29% among those who got divorced more than 5 years ago.
The latest bulletin from the family division president outlines his concerns over wellbeing and fatigue in the family court system.
The Law Society has reported in The Law Gazette a marked increase in clients writing wills to ensure their wishes are carried out after their death.
You should tell your solicitor if your partner or ex-partner has threatened you, hurt you physically or sexually, controlled or isolated you or has behaved in an emotionally abusive way towards you.
There were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018. This is the highest number of opposite-sex divorces recorded since 2014.
Cafcass, the children and family court advisory and support service, have issued detailed support to those working with direct contact with children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.