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Family Law Blog : August 2012

Comment on divorce & family law 

Family law shake up is far reaching

Delays, red tape, rising costs, inconsistency between courts – these are issues facing the whole courts system. The Family Justice Review has brought some of these into clearer focus in family law and while it may be the “children in care” cases that are getting most, though not all, of the headlines surround the topic, there are clear parallels to the divorce, contact and financial hearings which sit alongside them in the family courts.The same issues keep...

Why you need specialist advice on divorce rights

We have tried over the past few years to dispel some of the most common myths surrounding marriage, divorce and separation. We have produced a book on this topic, founded a website, regularly Tweet about it and cover some of the most common topics on occasion through this blog. However, an item that was running in the news last week (Guru to the stars in Court over common law divorce) illustrates why we have to keep plugging away on this...

Form filling in divorce: why it’s so important

Changes in Legal Aid funding have been impacting family law in many ways, not least in the number of people deciding to represent themselves in divorce proceedings because they believe they cannot afford proper legal representation. Andrew has touched on this topic a number of times in the last few months, and how it is already affecting the time it takes courts to deal with cases.A big issue also is form filling. It is not very exciting but this...

Clean break essential in divorce

I'm not a great fan of the letters page in the newspapers, reading them only if I’ve exhausted everything else in the paper but this week one of my own clients sent me a cutting from a newspaper he’d been reading and asked: “Is this what we are trying to protect me against?” I thought it might therefore be worth picking up in this blog.The question raised in the letter to the...

Moves to modernise family courts

Proposals to modernise family justice and a timetable on when measures will be implemented have been published. It follows the long-awaited Family Justice Review in November after which Mr Justice Ryder was tasked with looking at the recommendations and considering their implementation.There are, of course, many points in the Report and I will not attempt to summarise all of them. However, I will pick up on a couple of points that leapt out at me.A single Family Court...

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