Tag: family law

Divorce reform should be pushed through – for the sake of the children

Divorce reform should be pushed through – for the sake of the children separating with children

A recent poll carried out by YouGov has highlighted the fact that people are keen for divorce reforms to be implemented, to reduce the impact that divorce under the current rules can have on many people, especially children. Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach […]

Separating when you have children –

Separating when you have children – separating with children

The end of a relationship can be a difficult time for everybody involved, and that includes the children of the family. However, it’s much easier to make arrangements amicably between both parents than it is to apply to the court for a child arrangement order. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem that when parents separate, they […]

Cafcass publishes new assessment framework

Cafcass publishes new assessment framework

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has been looking into ways to support children involved in private law cases and has recently come up with a new framework to support their work and help assess the effects that family law proceedings can have on children. Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England and […]

Support for the ‘Early Intervention Project’

Support for the ‘Early Intervention Project’ McKenzie

A McKenzie Friend is someone who accompanies a litigant in person to court proceedings,  sits with them in court and offers advice and support as well as taking notes. There has recently been a consultation on their role in the litigation process. The Judicial Executive Board (JEBs) response to the consultation has recommended that Practice Guidance […]