Domestic abuse, pets & financial disclosure: our round-up of news for April 2021
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:
At LGFL, we feel it is our responsibility to constantly educate ourselves so that we are advising in an inclusive fashion. So, one of our team attended the online Galop conference on "Supporting LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic." Here are the key learning points we gained to carry forward into our working practices here at LGFL.
In the UK, 5.7 million new pets were bought between March and September 2020. So, we've updated our popular blog "Who gets the dog?" with new information, fresh insights into custody of your family pets after you divorce.
The cautionary tale of an oligarch, his wife and his son, showing how avoiding full and frank disclosure of all your assets for your divorce financial settlement can land you (back) in court.
From our social media:
"I think the most important thing I learned through my experience, both of my experiences, is that the kids come first,"
Well said Kris
The DFJ's of London and the South-East have agreed a Domestic Abuse protocol regarding the issuing of applications for Family Law Act orders.
It seems too easy for some to obtain these apps.
Buying with a partner a ‘co-habitation’ or ‘living together’ agreement can help.
See a lawyer to help get the agreement drawn up.
Have you listened to Resolution - first for family law new podcast covering all things family law.
Great to see recognition finally.
A great idea to help!
Simple explanation of the rights of the victim in court.
Victims of alleged crimes attending court will have right not to see defendant before or after case under new code that comes into force today.
A new Help to Buy scheme starts today, 1 April 2021, and will run to March 2023. Just as before, the government will lend new homebuyers up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home, and up to 40% in London. However, the new scheme is restricted to first-time buyers only, with regional property price caps.
"None of the criticisms levelled at the judgment had a real prospect of success."
A little help for life after divorce.
Let's hear it for the girls!