Prime Minister Theresa May has recently announced that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will soon be able to choose between a civil partnership and marriage. The Scottish government is also in the process of consulting on whether mixed-sex couples in Scotland will be able to enter into civil partnerships.
Recent reports have shown that the refusal rate for DVA (Domestic Violence and Abuse) victims applying to stay in the UK has more than doubled between 2012 and 2016 since the government announced their intentions to put in place more measures against illegal immigration.
A landmark hearing in the high court of London on 31st July 2018 declared an Islamic marriage falls into the territory of English matrimonial law, a decision that could have massive implications for hundreds of Muslim women throughout the UK.
The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the UK Government’s ban on civil partnerships for different-sex couples in England and Wales is discriminatory and in breach of human rights.
An Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has given his opinion in a case concerning the rights of grandparents to see their grandchildren.
The emotional impact of divorce and separation is widely recognised and much has been written on the detrimental impact it can have on a family’s well-being.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently published statistics giving an interesting insight into the take up of civil partnership in England and Wales during 2016.
The different factors that can affect the success of a relationship or the likelihood of a marriage ending in divorce still appear to be popular areas of study for researchers. While some of these factors can seem quite obvious, others would appear on the face of it to have less of a direct link to relationship happiness.
A new report from single parent charity Gingerbread has levelled criticism at the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) for failing to ensure children received the appropriate level of support.
The new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) must be prepared and resourced to automatically take-over the more difficult or complicated child support non-payment cases from the CSA, and must be ‘toothier’ in enforcing payment.