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Divorce law blog

Direct consultation with children in mediation

05/01/2012   By: Alison Bull
Alison Bull recently qualified to provide direct consultation with children in mediation, adding to the array of services Mills & Reeve's dedicated family lawyers can provide their clients. Very few mediators currently hold the qualification.

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Family Justice Review published

08/11/2011   By:
The Family Justice Review panel, chaired by David Norgrove, has announced a number of recommendations for the family justice system, following what the Ministry of Justice has called, “the most comprehensive and far-reaching review of the family justice system since the Children Act 1989”.

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Family Justice Review - an opportunity to improve family law justice?

04/11/2011   By: Nigel Shepherd
On 3 November, the final report of the Family Justice Review (FJR), chaired by David Norgrove, was published. This is the most comprehensive review of family justice for many years and makes a series of recommendations for the Government to consider and take forward.

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Should there be a presumption of shared parenting after relationship breakdown?

09/06/2011   By: Jessica Craigs
This question is currently the subject of a Private Members Bill going through Parliament with its second reading on 17 June 2011. The Bill proposes that a court can make Shared Parenting Orders and goes further in creating a legal presumption that such Orders enhance the welfare of the child unless certain exceptions apply.

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The Family Justice Review - what does it mean for you?

04/04/2011   By: Sue Brookes
The Family Justice Review was published on Friday 1 April and the proposals within the review recognise that the family courts often fail to provide justice and the current system needs to change.

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Government to overhaul child maintenance system

13/01/2011   By: Nicola Rowlings
Families Minister, Maria Miller, has confirmed that the government are looking to overhaul the child maintenance system in what will be the biggest change in this area of family breakdown for over a decade.

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