Before you say “I do”

By Hannah Bibby at 15:00

Hear the term "prenup" and it may just conjure up images of A-list celebrities, star-studded weddings - or their subsequently messy divorces - but the reality is that prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular amongst couples who may not have millions sitting in the bank.

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Latest statistics show that for every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, one will be male. Alarmingly, these figures are the equivalent of 2.2 million male victims. One in six men suffers from domestic abuse in their lifetime. So, why is it that male domestic violence remains one of the greatest taboo subjects in modern day society?

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Crisis in Child Care Cases?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

It was only recently that I read comments in the media from President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, about the significant increase in the volume of care cases being dealt with by the courts. Will the impact of such an increase bring the courts to crisis point?

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Legal Aid - Waste of Money?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

There has recently been some publicity in the press regarding the case of the man who was convicted of killing his child and the sum of 2 million pounds of Legal Aid money is said to have been wasted on legal fees in representing him. Firstly, I understand that the amount involved was not in fact 2 million pounds but it was still a very substantial sum of money.

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Is it time for a Cohabitation Reform?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The latest round of statistics in marriage versus cohabitation appear to indicate that almost 10% of the adult population are now living together in a relationship that does not involve marriage. Co-habitation has a long way to go to catching up with marriage as the same statistics appear to indicate that more than half of people aged 16 or over are living as part of a married couple. The gap however is slowing closing.

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