Category Archive for: ‘Other family matters’

Same Sex Marriage now Legal in the US

A Supreme Court Ruling in the US that was delivered on the 26th June 2015 has deemed same sex marriage legal in all states of the US and means that … Continue reading

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Michael Gove Calls For Lawyers to Undertake More Pro Bono (Free) Work

On 23rd June 2015 the Secretary of State for Justice, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP, delivered a speech at the Legatum Institute entitled “What does a one nation justice … Continue reading

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Family Law: The increase in people self-representing in Court

The statistics in this article are attributed to the 2014 Matrimonial Survey – Self-advocacy:  the rise of Litigants in Person, undertaken by Grant Thornton UK LLP (Chartered Accountants).

Respondents of … Continue reading

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Are all religious marriages considered legal in the UK?

Over the years there has been much confusion about whether all religious marriages in the UK are considered legal in the UK Courts.

If you have a marriage for example … Continue reading

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ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION AND SURROGACY

Individuals who are intending to have a child via assisted conception or donor insemination tend to plan meticulously for the arrival of their child, but frequently this doesn’t extend to … Continue reading

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Adoption and access to family history

Should family members of adopted children be allowed access to the court file and family history?

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division recently in the case of X Continue reading

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION NOTICES/ORDERS

A Domestic Violence Protection Notice or Order provides a “cooling off” period for both parties when it has been alleged that domestic violence has occurred.

What is a Domestic Violence Continue reading

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Opposing an Adoption Order

Adoption applications are made for children by prospective adopters after care proceedings. Birth parents think this is the “be all and end all” for their children and they cannot oppose … Continue reading

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Judge Criticises Legal Aid Cuts

A senior Judge has criticised the Government’s sweeping cuts to legal aid in the family courts, and has said that they may be no other option in some cases than … Continue reading

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Get help from Social Services with your housing

Social services may have to help if you are homeless and you come under one of the following criteria;

  • you are under 18
  • you are leaving care or you’re under
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