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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
The UK Government has recently published a reminder of the timescales involved for same sex couples in England and Wales who want to be amongst the first to get married.The reminder follows the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
A high court judge has ruled that a prenuptial agreement between a divorcing couple should be set aside and the husband receive a divorce settlement worth around £1.2 million, reports the Guardian.The case concerned the divorce of Frankie Limata and
In an interesting development south of the border, the Law Commission for England and Wales has published a report recommending that ‘qualifying nuptial agreements’ (in particular, the agreements commonly referred to as prenuptial agreements) become
Couples with young children are as likely to stay together if the mother is the main breadwinner rather than the father, new research has shown.Dr Shireen Kanji, of the University of Leicester School of Management, and Dr Pia Schober, of the German I
A recent report has revealed a sharp decline in the number of separating couples trying mediation to resolve their disputes.Relationship support charity Relate, which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, found that couples starting legal
Marriage law in Scotland has undergone a radical change after members of the Scottish Parliament voted to pass the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.Under the provisions of the Bill, same sex couples will be able to get married in Scotla
Vehicle fatalities have fallen to an all-time low in the 30 years following the introduction of legislation requiring seat belts to be worn in the front seat, says the RAC.An analysis of road casualty statistics by the motoring organisation found tha
The most common age to get divorced is apparently between 40 and 49, and the most common length of marriage ending in divorce is between 11 and 20 years.These are some of the findings from the 10th annual matrimonial survey carried out amongst family
The Scottish Parliament has recently voted to make forced marriage a criminal offence in Scotland by passing a Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) that adopts planned UK-wide legislation.Some protection against forced marriage is already available in Sc
The UK’s Supreme Court has recently given a ruling that is likely to have an impact on future international child custody cases, reports the Guardian.The case involved a custody dispute between a British father and Spanish mother over their 13-year-o
A recent survey by relationship support charity Relate has found that 58% of separated parents don’t believe in the idea of a ‘good separation’.The poll also found that separation and divorce are not simply one-off events which start and end when one
The Labour Justice Minister, Dan Jarvis, has called on the UK Government to introduce new laws that would mean domestic violence victims were not required to disclose their home addresses in open court, reports the BBC.The measures have been referred