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Senior Judge Says Online Divorce Will be Available by 2017

One of the UK’s most senior family law judges has said that couples may be able to complete their divorces online by 2017.

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UK Government Divorce Software Glitch

Reports emerged last week of a glitch with an online government divorce settlement form that may have affected as many as 20,000 people.

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Social Media A Major Player in UK Divorces

Social media is a major catalyst in divorces in the UK according to a recent report conducted by Slater and Gordon.

The survey comes following the questioning of over 2,000 married Britons and revealed the growth in the power of social media, and the impact it is having on marriages across the UK. The survey found that one in seven of those questioned would consider a divorce due to the behaviour of their partner on social media.

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Divorce Damages Children’s Exam Results

According to research, a breakdown of family life and divorce have a significant effect on a child's personal life and exam results.

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Children and Families Act 2014 gains royal assent

The new Children and Families Act has received royal assent and will introduce changes to the law to give greater protection to vulnerable children, better support for children whose parents are separating, a new system to help children with special educational needs and disabilities, and help for parents to balance work and family life.

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Charity welcomes consultation on shared parenting

The Government’s consultation on proposed legislation on the involvement of both parents in a child’s life has been welcomed by charity, Families Need Fathers.

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