For those who do not know, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013 bring in a number of fundamental changes to the area of Family Law with effect from 22nd April 2014.
On 25th November 2013 the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has taken over from the Child Support Agency (CSA) for all new child maintenance cases. Furthermore a new and more complex formula has been introduced to calculate maintenance payable.
Local MP Maria Miller who is the Women and Equalities Minister, has announced that the first same sex weddings in England and Wales will take place from Saturday 29th March 2014. This is several months earlier than originally anticipated.
The Law Society, the professional body for Solicitors in England and Wales, has announced plans to introduce a quality accreditation scheme for will drafting and estate administration. We are pleased to report that we have already registered our interest in the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme, which will open for applications from 31 October 2013. […]