Archive of: 2020

Child Trust Fund court fees waived for parents

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.

Resolution reports early legal advice is needed to soften divorce

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.

HMCTS family division president calls for focus on wellbeing

The latest bulletin from the family division president outlines his concerns over wellbeing and fatigue in the family court system.

Will making upturn due to COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Getting help when experiencing domestic violence

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.

Divorces up by 18 per cent in 2019, but statistics are partly due to backlog from previous years

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 issues new advice to professionals on working with children during Covid-19

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.

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