When the transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020 at 11pm, EU laws regarding family proceedings ceased to apply to the UK. Rules regarding the country that disputes about family law are heard in and how any decisions made by the courts in one country are recognised and enforced in another, are…

Most industries have been under considerable strain over the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the family courts are no different. In order to keep everyone safe, the family courts put in place remote hearings at an early stage, so urgent cases have been able to continue via telephone or video conferencing. Now,…

Going through a divorce can be a very stressful and emotional time for all of those involved. Allegations made against each other as part of the divorce process, can often have the potential to cause serious damage to both parties’ reputations. With social media making it easier than ever before to publicise inaccurate and unsubstantiated…

When a marriage breaks down, divorce is often the next logical step. In an attempt to save time or money – or both – some people opt for the DIY divorce. Is a DIY divorce really the stress-free option or will it end up costing you more – both financially and emotionally – in the…

Awareness of domestic abuse issues has increased over the past year, with the lockdowns across the UK highlighting the need to ensure that an effective system is in place to protect and support the victims of domestic abuse and take action against the perpetrators. What is the Domestic Abuse Bill? Following a public consultation in…

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic can be felt across almost every aspect of our daily lives. As we head deeper into lockdown number three, we take a look at whether the restrictions we are now living under, disproportionately affect mothers. Mums are more likely than dads to have left paid work An online survey…