The eighth annual Scottish Widows Women and Pensions report for 2012 has just been published. This, perhaps unsurprisingly will not be top of the list of things to read and worry about for many women as we carry out that fine balancing act of juggling a job with family. A YouGov poll in March 2012 [...]
Comment and advice on the latest legal issues, and answers to some of the questions we are often asked…Tag Archives | family law
Throughout my training and post-qualification, the child maintenance regime has always appeared to be in a state of flux (or “a shambles” depending on how cynical a person you are). It comes as a relief therefore that plans for an overhaul of the system are being proposed, as set out in the recent policy document [...]
Following my blog last month “The Queen’s Speech – Changes in Family Law”, the Government has now published their consultation document for the proposals: “Co-operative Parenting Following Family Separation: Proposed Legislation on the Involvement of Both Parent’s in a Child’s Life” The stated aim of the legislation is “to reinforce the expectation generally that both [...]
In the Queen’s speech reference was made to a change in family law to promote father-friendly access arrangements and introduce a legal presumption of shared parenting. This principle has been debated before and very recently in a report produced in November 2011. In that report a warning was issued to the government against such a [...]
This time of year sees a definite rise in people thinking about separating. This seems a daunting prospect for most and a leap into the unknown for many. Quite often therefore I am asked what would happen upon separation such as: If I leave the home do I give up any claim to it? No. [...]
For years there have been arguments from different points of view; from individuals, parents groups, the judiciary and, not least, the Government. Not that the Government has one single view. Last week it was reported that ministers cannot agree on whether a law should be introduced to make shared care arrangements the norm when parents [...]
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