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The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most trying for newly divorced or separated families. Here, we will look at our ‘golden rules’ for recently divorced partners during the festive period, possible models for Christmas contact arrangements and what help is available for divorced partners struggling to reach an agreement.  …

The issues around forced marriage are by no means new, but there has been a concerted effort to tackle this problem in the UK over recent years. In this article we will explore the legal position in relation to forced marriage, its prevalence in the UK, and some of the current issues (both from a…

The current law provides that a couple can divorce if there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of their marriage. In accordance with section 1(2) of…

The current law provides that a couple can divorce if there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of their marriage. In accordance with section 1(2) of…

In this article we will consider the powers of the Family Court to deprive a child of their liberty by use of secure accommodation orders and other orders…

In October 2017, a 54-page document was drafted by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions…

New Zealand MP, Jan Logie, initially proposed a new bill that introduced paid employment leave for victims of domestic violence in December 2016…

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN outlining the action needed to improve protection against violence for women…

The Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) were pioneered by the retired District Judge Nicholas Crichton in London in January 2008 on a trial basis…

The Court of Appeal recently had to determine the issue of effective service of divorce proceedings under Article 16 of Council Regulation…



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