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Family Law and Divorce

Carers from across Britain are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the Adoption and Children Act, which gave Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples the same equal legal rights as heterosexual adopters.

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The Home Office is working with PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) to help raise awareness of the increasing problem of international parental child abduction.

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Couples Urged to have Prenup for Pets

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Disputes over pets are unfortunately all too common when couples separate, and therefore the Law Society is urging all pet-owning couples who are getting married or setting up home together to draw up a prenuptial agreement in relation to their pet. This will provide clarity on arrangements for both partners in the event that the relationship doesn’t work out and the couple separate.

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The Scottish Government has recently launched a consultation over how it proposes to implement parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act.

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New Foster Families Needed in 2015

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Fostering charity The Fostering Network has highlighted that there is a pressing need in 2015 for new foster families to provide stable, secure and loving homes for record numbers of fostered children across the UK.

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CSA Payments Hit All-Time High

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There has been a significant increase in the number of non-resident parents paying child maintenance through the Child Support Agency (CSA), according to the Government, which credits this increase to the tougher enforcement rules now in place.

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New rules have been introduced to the EU that will give greater protection to victims of violence, and particularly victims of domestic violence and stalking.

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Thousands more parents are being deterred from applying to the new Child Maintenance Service after fees were brought in this summer, single parent charity Gingerbread has warned.

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