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News Category: Family

  • 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

  • 11 September 2012

    New formula to settle divorce payouts?

    Emma Alfieri reports on the Law Commission's recently published consultation. Read more

  • 15 August 2012

    Proposed Child Maintenance System Reform

    Emma Alfieri reports on the Government's plans for a reshaped child maintenance system. Read more

  • 16 July 2012

    Recession affecting divorce

    Emma Alfieri, from our family law team, reports that the recession is having a real impact on couples wishing to separate or divorce. Read more