Cafcass figures, divorce nonsense and more

By:

February 17, 2017 1 comment

family law

A week in family law The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Cafcass has published its latest figures for care applications and private law demand, for January 2017, and the upward trend has returned. In that month the service received a total of 1,119 care applications, which is a 7 per cent increase…

Continue reading…

DWP figures, pensions and more

By:

February 10, 2017 1 comment

family law

A week in family law A husband who complained that the court failed to have sufficient regard to his ex-wife’s delay in applying for a financial remedies order has had his appeal against the order dismissed. In the case Briers v Briers the parties were divorced in 2005, but the wife did not issue her…

Continue reading…

Privacy, mediation and more

By:

January 27, 2017 6 comments

family law

A week in family law The debate over publicity and privacy in financial remedy cases may be about to be clarified. An application for a reporting restriction order by a former wife involved in financial remedy proceedings has been rejected by the Court of Appeal. Tina Norman had claimed that her financial affairs were “private…

Continue reading…

Children’s rights, Cafcass figures and more

By:

January 13, 2017 0 comments

family law

A week in family law Perhaps it has something to do with the time of year, but there haven’t been an awful lot of family law stories of importance this week. Still, I have come up with the following. The continuing saga of the problem of alleged perpetrators of domestic violence cross-examining their alleged victims…

Continue reading…