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Comment on divorce & family law 

Time for English cohabitation law to come into the 21st century

By Kate Brooks, on Thursday July 24, 2014 at 9:00am

As the proportion of unmarried couples living together continues to rise isn’t it time for cohabiting couples to be given the same legal rights as marries ones?

What are the dangers of a DIY divorce?

By Abby Smith, on Thursday July 17, 2014 at 9:00am

DIY divorce seems to be all the rage to save costs but when you look at the pitfalls, it is likely to be a false economy.

Legal Aid cuts – who really pays?

By Kate Butler, on Thursday July 10, 2014 at 9:00am

Cuts to Legal Aid in family law cases were designed to shave £279m off the annual bill for England and Wales but there have been a raft of adverse effects so the question has to be asked: what has been the true cost of the cuts and who is paying for them?

Government advice to arrange your own divorce misleading

By Andrew Woolley, on Thursday July 3, 2014 at 9:00am

The Government’s own website now appears to be encouraging people to arrange their own divorce but there is plenty of advice it is not giving, such as the inherent dangers in doing this without taking legal advice.

How important is a ‘clean break’ in divorce?

By Rebecca Franklin, on Thursday June 26, 2014 at 9:00am

Divorce ends a marriage completely, right? Well, it is the legal ending of a marriage but it’s not the legal severance of financial ties, for that you need a clean break.

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