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Government announces plans for a new domestic violence law

by Nadine de Souza The government has announced that it wants to introduce a new crime of domestic abuse. It wants to strengthen the law by explicitly stating that domestic abuse covers coercive and controlling behaviour as well as physical harm.… Find out more

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Divorce now costing couples £44,000

The average cost of divorce for couples in the UK has now reached £44,000, according to new research by life insurer Aviva. Divorce now costs £21,979 per person, a 57 per cent increase since 2006 when the same survey found… Find out more

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Children to have a greater voice in family law cases

by Nadine de Souza The government has announced that children from the age of 10 who are involved in family law cases will be given a greater say in what happens to them. These children will have greater access to judges… Find out more

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DIY divorce could become the norm in the future

A revolution is coming in the world of divorce and DIY divorce could become the norm. The government commissioned a report into family law and one of the proposals was that an online financial calculator could be used to help couples settle… Find out more