Working from home, COVID-19, & Podcasts: our round-up of news for March 2020
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:
Our latest family law initiative - "The Modern Family Lawyer" podcast! Listen and learn more about family law anytime, anywhere, with LGFL Director Rita Gupta.
Child Arrangement Agreements: how a formal letter can save a lot of time and worry for separated parents amid corona virus concerns.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing domestic violence when self-isolating or working from home, download our new leaflet detailing organisations who can help.
From our social media:
Oh this is so sad! Four in 10 survivors had experienced the terror of having their new address revealed to an abusive former partner: this is predominantly done by local authorities or a child’s school.
This book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, which received Royal Assent on December 23 1919, and removed the barriers for women to enter the legal profession.
Woman who says she sacrificed prospects of becoming law firm partner to start family with solicitor-husband awarded £400,000 by family court:
Those deemed at high risk of re-offending will be given regular polygraph tests to find out if they have breached release conditions.
The High Court publishes a Fact Finding Judgement (FFJ) in favour of Princess Haya. Sheikh Mohammed insisted that the case was “a private matter”.
Finland grants equal pay parental leave.
"Back in January Finland’s prime minister, Sanna Marin said too few fathers were taking time off to spend with their new children, and that reform was needed."
The Law Society calls for long-awaited legislation reforming divorce to be amended to ensure ex-spouses are not left financially vulnerable as result of pension orders:
The Global Times reported that the Chinese city of Xi'an has seen a record-high number of divorce requests in recent weeks, with some districts even maxing out the number of appointments available at local government offices.
I agree this is a difficult situation but not just for women, but for men and children too who may not speak out. Here's the problem with telling women in abusive relationships to self-isolate
Yes, dealing with living together 24/7 will be a new experience for many.
For many parents this is understandably such a worry. My son’s school have been amazing at sharing information.
Another great publication by Cafcass guiding parents through this difficult time.
Pretty much what we’ve been saying but here it is officially.
Our updates on Coronavirus and Family Law issues