According to a survey released by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, opinions on the efficacy, and fairness, of remote hearings are deeply divided – while professionals think they are functioning well, their clients feel differently. With more than 1,100 professionals and 132 family members contacted, the survey found that 42% of... Read More
Since initial lockdown measures were first introduced in March, one of the most frequently asked questions about the restrictions has concerned child arrangements. These questions were thrust back into the spotlight earlier this month with the introduction of the new tiered system to manage local outbreaks. So what are the current... Read More
Figures released by the Ministry of Justice have highlighted the effect of Covid-19 on the family courts, with the total number of cases between April and June falling by 13% compared to the same period last year. This overall decrease has been driven by significant falls in a number of case types, with financial remedy and adoption cases... Read More
Women are more likely to divorce than men: that is the finding of a 2015 study by the American Sociological Association and the conclusion that can be drawn from the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. In fact, this is a not a new phenomenon, with statistics having consistently demonstrated that women are more likely to... Read More
The breakdown of relationships may inevitably cause emotional separation but for various reasons, a physical separation may not be immediately possible nor desired. A physical separation may not be economically viable or it may be a conscious parenting decision made for the emotional wellbeing of the children. Further, in light of the... Read More
Every year, The International Comparative Legal Guides publish a Family Law guide, aiming to explain the differences and complexities between different legal jurisdictions. By collating the expert analysis of legal professionals, these guides offer a practical cross-border insight into family law. For the 2021 edition, Maria Fiorito, a... Read More
For most couples, prenuptial agreements (commonly referred to as prenups) are a useful way to avoid future conflict – by agreeing in the best of times what would happen in the worst, lengthy court battles, and the ensuing emotional burden, can be prevented. Reality, however, does not always follow such a smooth path. Now, it seems, prenups... Read More
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