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A recent survey shows that 41% of women have had a partner or ex-partner track or check-up on them through their online activities. The report, by Women’s Aid, also found that over a third of the women studied (37%) also felt threatened by this behaviour. Facebook and email were the platforms most often used in…

Simon Hughes, the new justice minister, has made it clear that UK courts should be more user friendly. In an interview with the Guardian, Hughes explained that people should feel that they “own” the courts, and that more needs to be done to make sure that people feel comfortable and informed when attending court. Hughes…

The office of National Statistics have released figures that show that there was one divorce every five minutes during the recession in 2012. There were 118,140 divorces in 2012, up 0.5 per cent on 2011. Almost half of these couples split in the first 10 years of marriage. Statisticians at the ONS  have suggested that…

A bill which allows same-sex couples to marry in Scotland has been passed. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill was passed by MSP’s in the Scottish Parliament by 105 to 18 votes. The passing of the bill means that the first same-sex marriages could take place as early as Autumn this year.  Scottish ministers…

The Law Commission’s consultation paper has been published in which it considers marital property agreements, otherwise known as prenups. The Law Commission say that current divorce law is “incomplete and uninformative” as well as “inaccessible and difficult to discover”. The paper calls for reform of the current laws that control financial settlements after divorce, including recognising prenups…

A new report funded by the Department for Education has shown that marriage guidance and couples therapy could save the UK billions of pounds of public money. The study has called to increase national awareness of the benefits of marriage counselling and couples therapy. Every year the government spends between £20 billion and £44 billion…

A husband worth millions has offered his ex-wife just £83 in a divorce settlement. Christopher Nightingale offered his former wife Sally Nightingale just £83 – that eighty three pounds – in a divorce settlement.  Mrs Nightingale continues to live in the 12th century, grade 1 listed Appleby Castle, which includes 29 acres of Cumbrian countryside….