Online divorce service set for expansion

October 31, 2017 2 comments

family law

Couples throughout England and Wales may soon be able to divorce online, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals service (HMCTS) has announced. This scheme will be included as part of a £1 billion investment from the government to reform the justice system. Currently, all applications for divorce must be done on paper and sent in to…

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Think tank calls on government to take another look at cyberbullying

October 5, 2017 0 comments

family life

The government should revive its previous efforts to tackle cyberbullying through “character education”, a think tank has claimed. Former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan oversaw a previous initiative intended to encourage schoolchildren to improve their character and behave better while online. Theresa May’s administration should now revisit the plans, political think thank Demos has claimed, providing…

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Online divorce project ‘on hold’

February 23, 2017 0 comments

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Development of an online mediation system for divorcing and separating couples in the UK has been suspended. Once completed, the site will offer advice and information on the various aspects of relationships ending and enable users to proceed as far as legally binding agreement if they wish. It was inspired by a similar system used…

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Towards a virtual divorce system at last?

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January 18, 2017 1 comment

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As the sales figures for all of the big retailers have pretty well consistently shown in the last few years, online sales are increasing and high street sales are decreasing. Similar things have been seen in other service industries, such as banking and insurance. The world of the real is being replaced by the world…

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Loss of video game channel in divorce causes online scandal

March 15, 2016 0 comments

finances and divorce

A popular online video gamer caused consternation amongst fans when she surrendered her broadcast channel following a divorce. Twitch.tv is an Amazon-owned service specialising in the live ‘streaming’ (broadcast) of video and computer games over the web. Users broadcast themselves playing and commenting on particular titles and can attract thousands of fans. Those with sizeable…

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Children to parents: put the phone away

March 13, 2016 0 comments

family life

Parents would spend less time on their phones if their children made the rules, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Washington surveyed 249 families which had children between ten and 17 years old. Participants were asked what rules were in place in their households about the…

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Online Divorce: the potential pitfalls

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March 6, 2016 2 comments

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It sometimes seems as though the Internet has taken over everything. Communication, music, shopping, you can find pretty much anything online. Now it appears that even family justice is next. In a speech to the Family Law Bar Association last week, Sir James Munby announced that from next year people will be able to divorce…

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Underage British girls married via Internet

February 29, 2016 0 comments

family law, family life

British girls as young as 11 are being forced into marriage via the Internet, according to a charity. Although forced marriage was criminalised in England and Wales in June 2014 the practice has not stopped as people continue to pressure or coerce others into marriage against their will. Aneeta Prem, founder of victim support charity…

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