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At Grahame Stowe Bateson we keep up with current news and trends in the legal industry. Recently, it was announced that Theresa May is to unveil plans to make psychological and emotional abuse a criminal offence with a lengthy prison term. This new law would make it illegal to for someone to exercise ‘coercive control’ over a partner. According to reports the proposals will suggest that those found guilty could face a maximum term of 14 years in prison.
When a married couple separate and divorce they can look to s25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and make an application to the Family Court for a Financial Order (previously known as ancillary relief) to decide how their assets should be divided. This is not the case for unmarried couples.
A senior family court judge has recently criticised the UK’s legal aid system, after an illiterate mother of four was made to represent herself in a court hearing over the custody of her children. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also has poor sight and hearing.
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