November 09, 2017 | Posted by : J Morris
Reduction in legal aid has led to increase in DIY divorce as couples attempt to negotiate the terms of their separation as litigants in person (LiP). This has led to concern over a lack of support and 'impossible' court delays due to the difficulty in dealing with the strain of handling their own case. Family law professionals and organisations such as Resolution have spoken out about the difficulty faced by LiPs, and the need for legal aid as well as an option for couples to choose no fault divorce.
According to the latest Ministry of Justice report, over a third of divorce-related disputes now involve unrepresented litigants – ...
November 02, 2017 | Posted by : J Morris
The latest divorce statistics from the Office for National Statistics reveal the results of data on UK marriages and divorces in 2016, showing the first notable increase in divorce between opposite-sex couples since 2009, though overall the divorce rate has remained fairly steady. According to the ONS report there were a total of 106,959 opposite-sex divorces in the UK in 2016 – a 5.8% increase from 2015. However, divorce rates in opposite-sex couples are still 30% lower than the most recent peak in 2003, and 3.8% lower than in 2014. Other significant findings include the most common grounds for divorce, the average age and duration of divorce, and new statistics regarding same-sex divorce since the legalisation of same-sex marriage in ...
August 11, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
So, we’re a few weeks into the summer holidays… are you ready for your kids to head back to school yet? Joking aside, the pressure of the school holidays can bring a lot of stress to couples, especially when both parents are trying to juggle work and childcare. A survey of over 2,000 parents interviewed in 2013 revealed that one in five couples with kids may consider divorce following the summer break.
For couples in a relationship already under strain, six weeks of entertaining bored or energetic kids can take its toll. A charity set up to support separated parents claims that the summer ...