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  August 22, 2018
CAFCASS are The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service who look after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They are independent of the Courts and Social Services. They work with children and their families, and then advise the Courts on what is considered to be in the best interests of individual children.
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  August 17, 2018
Saturday 18 August has been reported as the most common day in 2018 to tie the knot in the UK. However, since the early 1970s, the number of people actually getting married has steadily decreased, dropping a further 3.4% last year. There have been many theories about why marriage rates are falling, but regardless the fact remains that fewer people are formalising their relationship.
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  August 15, 2018
We are often asked by a party in divorce proceedings whether “non-matrimonial” property will have to be shared with their spouse on divorce.
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  August 3, 2018
In 12 months to the end of March 2017, there were 1.9 million adults in England and Wales, between 16 and 59 years old who reported domestic abuse. The Office of National Statistics tells us that this equates to 1.2 million survivors being female and 0.7 million survivors are male. Even though domestic abuse occurs in all genders, there is still a disproportionate number who are female and the Government recognises that the most severe forms of domestic abuse is perpetrated against females. v
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  July 30, 2018
​Monday the 30th July 2018 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking is a crime that exploits men, children and women of all ages for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. Sadly, this takes place in every country in the world. It is estimated that 21 million people are victims of trafficking around the globe. One third of these people are children.
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  July 23, 2018
The Supreme Court has recently ruled that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples is discriminatory, and a breach of an individual’s Human Rights. At present, heterosexual couples may only marry, while same-sex couples can either marry or take up a civil partnership.
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  July 20, 2018
On 17th July 2018, the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee began examining the Domestic Abuse Bill. As part of the inquiry, the Committee intend to explore not only what should be included in the legislation, but also what other non-legislative policies should be included, for the legislation to be the most effective.
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  July 11, 2018
Prenuptial agreements can be particularly important in farming families. In most farming cases, the farmhouse is the matrimonial home, passed down from generation to generation. Provisions can be included in a prenuptial agreement to protect inherited farming assets (including farmland and machinery) or a party’s interest in a farming business.
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