No fault, capital gains tax & co-habitation: our round-up of news for April 2019
If you missed what we’ve been sharing last month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
From our blog:
Changes have finally been announced to the divorce laws. “Now is the right time to end this unnecessary blame game for good” says the Justice Secretary.
In an in-depth interview, Janette Whiteway, Personal Tax Manager and Associate at Langdowns DFK talked to LGFL’s Rita Gupta about why timing is crucial in CGT planning.
Cohabiting with your partner? Discover why a Cohabitation Agreement is a very good idea even if you have absolutely no intention of splitting up!
From our social media:
Record low as 25pc of marriages are religious ceremonies, as weddings become 'more social, less sacred'
Interesting figures - society is definitely changing.
Consciously uncoupling is possible: choose your battles, build a support network and learn to play the long game.
Bring on the girls says Lady Hale.
Perhaps not what you really want to find in court.
Ministry of Justice (MoJ) officials in Estonia are hoping the country's top data expert, Ott Velsberg, can help design a robot judge to help clear the high volume of small claims disputes currently clogging up its courts.
Experts say the course is a good first step, but they would like to see divorcing parents offered even more counselling.
Coercive control becomes a crime in Scotland too.
This might lead to many interesting discussions.
Would you snoop?
Chalk another up for the girls! Things are improving.
Potentially waiting up to 56 weeks. Surely the MoJ will get things moving better shortly.
In a bid to combat irresponsible reporting the guidelines, set out by feminist organisation, Level Up, instruct journalists how to report on domestic abuse in the safest and most sensitive way possible. They were written by a coalition of academics, survivors' families and representatives from domestic violence charities.
OMG! Triumph of bureaucracy over good sense.
The UK is lagging behind Papua New Guinea when it comes to court technology, the Lord Chief Justice has suggested.
Robust judicial control and case management are key to ensuring that the relevant issues are explored and that the reality of the position for each child is understood.