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Divorce

  The Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) releases yearly divorce statistics based on information from HM Courts and Tribunals Service. The most recent statistical report covers the year 2020. The overall total of divorces for 2020 was 103,592, a decrease of...

Legal Aid Denied to Thousands

Research by The Guardian has highlighted the drastic fall in the number of domestic abuse cases funded by legal aid, from 75% to 47% over the last ten years. Such a sharp decline is attributed to the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment of...

Avoid Pension Poverty After Divorce

Spouses’ decision to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership, raises many complex questions about the division of assets. A largely overlooked asset is an individual’s pension which may have accrued over many years and can provide a vital lifeline in retirement....

Matrimonial Financial Matters

  A common misconception is that divorce proceedings bring spouses' financial obligations to an end, however, divorce solely brings the marriage to the end and does address financial matters. Financial matters are finalised via an Order through the Family Courts,...

Deep Concerns on Domestic Abuse Statistics

Deep Concerns on Domestic Abuse Statistics

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has come out and stated a deep concern that fewer perpetrators of domestic abuse are being held accountable for their actions. This is in response to the Crown Prosecution Service latest statistics on the matter. Nicole...

What Kind of Financial Help Is There for Kinship Carers?

What Kind of Financial Help Is There for Kinship Carers?

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper which explains what kind of help is available for grandparent, other family, and friends’ carers – also known as kinship carers. Kinship carers look after children where their parents are not able to do so....