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News Category: Family

  • 25 April 2013

    High Court upholds separation agreement 22 years later

    In the recent case of T v T 2013, the Court held that a separation agreement signed by the parties in 1991 should be made an Order of Court. Read more

  • 3 April 2013

    The new Children and Families Bill

    The new Children and Families Bill passed its second reading on 25 February 2013 in the House of Commons.  The Bill extends the statutory rights that both parents have in their children’s upbringing. Read more

  • 27 March 2013

    Legal Aid no longer available for family law cases

    On 1 April 2013 the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 comes into force, which aims to trim the existing £2.2 billion legal aid bill by £350 million.  Read more

  • 28 February 2013

    News about divorce lawyers being greedy is “an unfair generalisation”

    A report published by the Legal Ombudsman today (28 February), entitled “The Costs of Separation”, has featured highly in today’s news.  The report found that divorce lawyers have the highest number of complaints from clients, compared with other areas of law.  The report also found that some divorce lawyers are failing to advise their clients to settle financial matters out of Court, therefore resulting in unnecessary costs. Read more

  • 25 January 2013

    Prison threat for separating couples who attempt to hide wealth

    The press has recently reported on the six month prison sentence given to property tycoon Scot Young on 16 January 2013 in the High Court, Family Division, as a result of his failure to provide full and frank financial disclosure amid an acrimonious divorce. Read more

  • 4 January 2013

    Divorce and separation peaks in January

    Following the Christmas festivities, sadly it is common for Steeles Law's family team to receive an increased number of new enquiries from spouses or partners requiring advice in relation to divorce or separation at this time of year. Read more

  • 30 November 2012

    Government launches new app aimed at separating parents

    The Government has launched a web app, called "Sorting out Separation", which offers parents advice and shows where they can access further support. It is, claims the government, a “one-stop-shop for any parent going through a separation”.  Emma Alfieri reports. Read more

  • 7 November 2012

    Number of opposite sex cohabiting couples has doubled since 1996

    The number of opposite sex cohabiting couple families has increased significantly, according to the latest statistical bulletin on families and households released by the Office for National Statistics on 1 November 2012. Read more

  • 5 November 2012

    Child Support Agency orders gay sperm donor to pay child maintenance for “his” two children

    It has been reported that a gay man from Essex who donated his sperm to enable a lesbian couple to have two children is being forced by the Child Support Agency to pay for their support – 13 years after the first child was born. Read more

  • 24 September 2012

    DIY is for the home…not for divorces

    When a relationship breaks down you are often faced with decisions surrounding several difficult issues.  These issues include arrangements for looking after any children and paying child maintenance; how assets, debts and property are to be divided; and how pensions and benefits are to be adjusted.  Naturally, many people will be conscious about finances during this uncertain and stressful time, and a “DIY” or online divorce, or one that is handled through a telephone call centre at a knock down price, may be appealing. Read more