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Comment on divorce & family law 

Divorce in the UK – is it time for a change?

By Kathryn McTaggart, on Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

Divorce history time for a change.

The divorce process has come a long way since Henry VIII but it has been in a fairly familiar shape since the 1960s. Does it need change now though to bring it into the 21st Century?

Family relationships in BBC’s The Archers

By Tamara Glanvill, on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 2:26pm

Family relationships in The Archers.

Adultery, alienated children and coercive, possibly even abusive, relationships are all under the spotlight in the long running BBC radio show The Archers. But how do soap opera story lines reflect real life family and relationship dramas?

Divorce settlement advice from a wise family law judge

By Kimberley Bailey, on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 2:37pm

Divorce settlement advice.

When it comes to divorce settlement hearings the role of the judge might come as a surprise to some. Their job, first and foremost, is to help people reach an agreement. Only if the parties are intransigent will they actually make a judgement.

Divorce in history – how much has changed?

By Kathryn McTaggart, on Monday January 5, 2015 at 4:29pm

Divorce law history.

Since divorce was first introduced into English law in the time of Henry VIII there have been some significant changes. Yet people are still often heard to moan about the arcane nature of divorce proceedings.

Child maintenance powers reach another level

By Andrew Robotham, on Friday December 19, 2014 at 2:04pm

Child maintenance powers reach another level.

New enforcement measures in relation to child maintenance are being proposed by the Department for Work and Pensions, and they could bring far reaching affects for parents.

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