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26 April 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
It has been announced that changes to divorce laws in England and Wales will be introduced to enable couples to separate quicker, and with less acrimony.
27 March 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
The Ministry of Justice is due to explain how it intends to reform the legal requirements relating to divorce following the publication of the Nuffield Foundation’s Reforming the Ground for Divorce: Experiences from Other Jurisdictions report.
28 February 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Since 2010, funding available for children’s services has fallen from £813 to £553 per child in England, the UK's leading children's charities have announced this month.
30 January 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Cohabitating couples are now the fastest-growing family group in England and Wales, and yet recent research reveals almost half of British people mistakenly think that unmarried couples who live together have a ‘common law marriage’.
28 September 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
The divorce rate among opposite-sex couples in England and Wales is at its lowest since 1973, according to new research from the ONS. Only 8.4 per 1,000 married couples got a divorce in 2017, a decrease of 5.6% compared with 2016. The ONS publication, which was released yesterday, looks at a number of factors which can influence the divorce rate, such as: age of divorce duration of marriage opposite-sex v same-sex divorce rate reason for divorce Average age of divorce in England & Wales In 2017, the highest divorce rate for opposite-sex couples was among men between the…
29 August 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Supreme court judges ‘reluctantly’ upheld a previous family court ruling that Tini Owens, 69, was unable to divorce husband of 40 years, Hugh, who refuses to split. This particular case has highlighted the need to reform family law in the UK and introduce a 'no-fault' divorce.
12 July 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the UK Government’s ban on civil partnerships for different-sex couples in England and Wales is discriminatory and in breach of human rights. 
29 June 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
A recent publication from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed which groups of women are most at risk of experiencing partner abuse. 
18 May 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
 The highly publicised contested-divorce case, Owens v Owens, has now been heard by the UK’s Supreme Court. 
19 April 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
An Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has given his opinion in a case concerning the rights of grandparents to see their grandchildren. 

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