Budget, coercive control & no prejudice: our round-up of news for March 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:
“Ongoing, indefinite power to destroy our lives”. Read Rita's new article on post-separation abuse, and why it is an important amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill.
In a special "Budget blog", we explore how Rishi Sunak's 2021 Budget may impact on separated parents, single parents and couples in the midst of divorce.
Less paper shredded, less energy used, and lower emissions: unexpected benefits from our first year of full remote working for our team. Discover more in our latest LGFL article.
Confused about Without Prejudice and “Without Prejudice save as to costs”? LGFL Rita Gupta explains why taking legal advice is important before using either phrase on your family law case correspondence.
From our social media:
Divorce can be difficult for young people. This article has some ideas to help.
Certainly a step forward in Chinese divorce law.
This is a very sobering statistic.
So, the question is how to improve their sense of value to government and the media in general?
While the arrangement may appear straightforward if former partners remain on good terms, sharing parenting of children with an ex can present many challenging issues to work through - from anxieties to disagreements, loneliness and a lack of support.
“It’s hard at the beginning – it’s much easier to just go into your own camp and be cross with the other person. But actually, if you look at it as both of you trying to extricate yourselves fairly, then you focus on the solution rather than the problem."
A husband who refuses a 'get' can now be viewed as exerting controlling and coercive behaviour, listed as a criminal offence under the Serious Crime Act.
Lengthy divorce takes it toll: Lisa Marie Presley has urged the judge overseeing her ongoing divorce and custody battle to end the legal spat so she can get on with her life.
I wonder how many tears the collector wept over this!
Co-parenting from Adele: "committed to raising their son together lovingly"
They only just recently finalised the details of the divorce after a two-year battle over finances and reportedly used a "mediator" to split her £140m fortune.
"Across the whole of 2020, 81% described being controlled by their partner"