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CAFCASS ADVICE FOR CARERS & COVID https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/covid-19/

THE DIVORCE, DISSOLUTION AND SEPARATION ACT 2020,  seeks to introduce 'no fault' divorce, received its second reading in the House of Lords on 5 February 2020. Royal Assent was given on 25 June 2020 and it is hoped that it will be introduced into law in Autumn 2021.https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2019-21/divorcedissolutionandseparation.html

Using statistical figures produced by the ONS, the Ministry of Justice's Family Court Statistics Quarterly 2018 report indicates that as a result of divorce centres processing a backlog of work last year, divorce petitions increased by 8 per cent in 2018. This is more in line with the number of petitions seen prior to the low number in 2017. The 2018 backlog of work also resulted in a five-week increase to the average time taken from date of petition to decree absolute in 2018 (to 54.3 weeks). As a result, the ONS expect this to translate into a higher number of completed divorces in 2019 compared with 2018.

MEDIATION POST LEGAL AID SENTENCING & PUNISHMENT OF OFFENDERS ACT 2012 (LASPO)

This Act removed Legal Aid for many case but retained funding for mediation, The Children & Families Act 2014 placed a statutory requirement for all to attend mediation prior to court proceedings (save for emergencies and in cases of domestic violence).

In October -December 2018 mediations rose 6%

Article Family Law Week https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed201049

18 May 2018 The Marriage Foundation has helped the Oglesby Charitable Trust set up the Family Stability Network  FASTN has recently been registered as a separate organisation with the Charity Commission. Its first campaign, Status, is making great progress with Facebook posts reaching over 300,000 people each month, on its Better Breakups Campaign 

https://www.statusonline.org/tag/betterbreakups/

4 December 2018  The Civil Justice Council (CJC) published a New Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution chaired by the Master of the Rolls Sir Terrence  Etherton making a number of recommendations on ADR and its position within the civil justice system and resolving disputes without going to court. https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/new-report-on-alternative-dispute-resolution/

BOOKS

The Psychology of Conflict: Mediating in a Diverse World. Paul Randolph (2016)

Making Mediation Work for You: A Practical Handbook. Kate Aubrey-JohnsonHelen Curtis (2012)

OTHER NEWS AND USEFUL LINKS:



http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/relationships_e/relationships_relationship_problems_e/ending_a_marriage.htm



EUROPEAN CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MEDIATORS