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Family Justice (Transparency, Accountability and Cost of Living) Bill

Published 25 October 2012 | Research papers RP12/60

The Bill has three parts. Part 1 deals with transparency and accountability in connection with cases concerning children and proceedings in the Court of Protection. Part 2 contains other provisions relating to the administration of justice; and Part 3 deals with the cost of living and measures to achieve lower fuel bills.

Topic: Children and families, Civil law, Family law

Financial provision orders on the breakdown of a relationship

Published 12 September 2012 | Standard notes SN05655

During or after a divorce, annulment of a marriage or civil partnership, judicial separation, or dissolution of a civil partnership, the court can make an order for financial provision. In September 2012, the Government published draft legislation for pre-legislative scrutiny, which could require divorcing couples in dispute about money or property to be assessed for mediation. The Law Commission is conducting a project examining various aspects of the law relating to the financial consequences of divorce and dissolution of civil partnership.

Topic: Civil partnerships, Divorce, Marriage

Family Justice Review update: Contact and other issues for parents following separation

Published 27 July 2012 | Standard notes SN06335

A brief overview of the Family Justice Review’s proposals relating to child contact issues and Government’s response to them, as well as the subsequent steps being taken.

Topic: Children and families

Forced marriage

Published 08 June 2012 | Standard notes SN01003

The Government has said that it make forced marriage a criminal offence, and that it will also criminalise the breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders. This follows a consultation, the results of which were published on 8 June 2012.

Topic: Crimes of violence, Marriage, Registration of births, deaths and marriages

Forced marriage

Published 23 March 2012 | Standard notes SN01003

The Government has said that it will criminalise the breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders. It has been consulting on how to do this, and on whether forced marriage itself should become a criminal offence.

Topic: Crimes of violence, Marriage, Registration of births, deaths and marriages

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