Archive of: April, 2021

Can children be involved in family mediation sessions?

In what is known as ‘voice of the child,’ dependent on their age and ability to understand what is going on, children can have their voice heard as part of the mediation process.

Over half of separated families have a child maintenance arrangement

In the latest financial year ending 2020 it is estimated that there were 2.4 million separated families in Great Britain, including 3.6 million children in separated families.

Private family law cases received by Cafcass up by a third

Private law demand is generally used to refer to applications made following a divorce or separation about the arrangements for children.

Keeping justice accessible - remote hearings in the family court

Last month, a webinar was produced looking at effective safeguards recommended to ensure the use of remote hearings in family courts maintain access to justice.

A £450m divorce battle - high court divorce case legal battle reaches conclusion

Tatiana Akhmedova, the ex-wife of Russian billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov, won a High Court case against her son in the latest instalment of a long-running courtroom battle.

Cohabitation and your rights when living together if not married or in a civil partnership

If you are cohabiting, that is, living together with a partner as a couple, without being married or in a civil partnership, you may be shocked to learn there are very few legal rights in the event of a split.

Family Mediation increase continues despite the pandemic

Latest figures from the Ministry of Justice show family mediation starts continue to increase the last quarter.

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