Divorce The Law

This guide will explain the legal steps involved in a divorce and help guide you through the process.

Pre and post nuptial agreements to become legally binding

On 27 June 2014 peers gave their backing following the second reading of a proposed law ‘The Divorce (Financial Provisions )’ Bill with the aim of making it easier for divorcing couples to resolve their financial issues.

Family court reforms

On 22nd April a number of significant changes were made to the family law process.

Differences between separation and divorce

A frequently asked question and topic that can cause confusion is the legal differences between a separation and a divorce.

Divorce fees could be on the rise

The government has proposed plans to increase the court fee for a divorce. This would see the cost jump from £410 to £750.

The need for Children Contact Centres

The National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO) Family Court section has recently launched a national campaign entitled ‘Children need Contact Centres’.

Is London the divorce capital of the world

London seems to have gained a reputation as the divorce capital of the world in recent years. This status has been enhanced over the past few months with several high profile foreign couples issuing divorce proceedings in English courts.

Trends suggest children will continue to be born out of marriage

Figures show that the proportion of children born out of wedlock rose in 2012 for the 40th consecutive year. The figure stands at 47.5% of children born to unmarried parents.

Married couples to be offered tax breaks

A Treasury minister has recently promised that married couples are to be offered tax breaks worth up to £150 before the next general election in 2015.

Family court fees on the rise

As of 1st July this year, the court fees payable in family law cases have increased. In some cases, these rises will be quite considerable and have been introduced at relatively short notice.

Research findings of children and families

This month the Department for Work and Pensions will publish their report "˜Social Justice: transforming lives "“ one year on'. This will provide the key indicators in which progress in delivering social justice will be measured.

Fraser Brown offer drop in advice session for family matters

Our Bingham office will be opening their doors every Wednesday evening from 5 - 6pm to offer free advice sessions in relation to family matters.

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