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Bored and Broken Children

Bored and Broken Children

Following the March 2020 lockdown there was a significant increase in homelessness due to the rise in redundancy and cuts in Universal Credit which meant that families were evicted from their homes and forced to stay in B&B’s. Reports show that up to 1,100...

Weddings Reformedfor All

Weddings Reformedfor All

The Law Commission has launched a consultation into England and Wales marriage laws, after labelling the current laws that regulate how and where couples marry as unsuitable for modern times. The intention of the Law Commission’s proposals is to bring marriage laws...

Divorce Takes Longer

Divorce Takes Longer

What has happened? The time taken for paper-based divorces to be processed in the UK has increased significantly in comparison to last year. What does this mean? On averagein 2020 a paper-based divorce took 66.5 weeks to finalize, this is a 7 week increase in...

The growing importance of post-nuptial agreements

The growing importance of post-nuptial agreements

What has happened? During the era of COVID-19 life is full of uncertainty as a result, for many married couple’s post-nuptial agreements are becoming more important than ever. With 40% of marriages ending in divorce and many speculating this figure is set to rise due...

The implications of Depp v Heard

The implications of Depp v Heard

After many years of being accused of being an abuser, by popular opinion (considering overwhelming evidence presented in court) Johnny Depp was the true victim of his ex-wife Amber Heard. The implications of being falsely accused of domestic violence lead to Johnny...

Divorce on Pause

Divorce on Pause

What has happened? A recent survey conducted by You Gov revealed that 34% of British married couples are less likely to begin divorce proceedings during the coronavirus pandemic. What does this mean? In the current context of the pandemic, the cost of divorce has...

Maltreatment of Children: Product of Covid-19

Maltreatment of Children: Product of Covid-19

Following the disruption of Covid-19, it was young children who had to experience the true defects of the socio-legal system after long periods of quarantine at home. This period of time had revealed how ‘help’ needed in the most desperate times of our century had not...

Court Fees Order 2020

Court Fees Order 2020

What happened? As of August 3rd,The Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2020, will be introduced reducing numerous fee orders, primarily the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008. These fee reductions will apply to England and Wales. What does this mean? On an...

Villiers v Villiers- ‘Victory for Villains?’

Villiers v Villiers- ‘Victory for Villains?’

When going through a divorce, one of the most challenging areas is agreeing on finances and maintenance. This is what often causes a row and animosity during divorce, the husband may argue that he worked through out the marriage and provided, therefore should have the...