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In March and September 2017, we reported on civil partnerships and the journey to achieve equality in civil partnerships for all, regardless of sexual orientation. Now, more than three million heterosexual couples could be allowed to form a civil partnership under Government backed proposals. A bill proposed by the Conservative MP Tim Loughton received an…

On 23 January 2018, Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division,   set out his vision of what needs to be done to deal with  finances following a marriage breakdown. Sir James has said  he considers the present system is the  ‘Cinderella of family justice’ and says his ‘core ambition is to improve significantly both…

You will have seen various newspaper articles in January about ‘Divorce Day’. The suggestion is, repeated as each year comes in, that people fall over themselves to issue divorce petitions on the first working day of the year. This story runs in the press with regular monotony as each new year dawns, but what are…

Millions of couples at severe financial risk due to ‘common-law marriage’ myth A Poll, marking Cohabitation Awareness Week (which was held in December 2017) , underlines couples’ misunderstanding of law Millions of unmarried couples living together are unaware that they are at severe financial risk as a result of the current legal system, Resolution has…

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