What are the chances of a father winning custody of children?
There has been a historic problem in the family court with Judges favouring mothers over fathers, as it was thought they would be more capable of caring for the children of the family. When two parents cannot agree where their children should live, or if one parent fears the other cannot care for the children properly, they have the option of taking the matter to Court. The Court hears both parties, and after several hearings a decision will be made about where the children live (also called custody) and when they see the non-resident parent.
Top 5 Divorce Myths Debunked
1. I can get divorced in 6 weeks
The media reports celebrities getting a “6 week” divorce and online divorce companies say they can give you a “quickie” divorce. What they are actually talking about is a waiting period that has to happen between the second and third final stage of a divorce process.
Good Divorce Week 28 November – 2nd December
1. To allow people to divorce without blame
2. To allow basic legal rights for couples who live together if they separate
The ‘Good Divorce Week’ campaign runs from 28th November to 2nd December and the organisation will have 150 members lobbying in Parliament on 30th November to try to initiate changes to the justice system in a bid to make it better for modern society.
Are you a Victim of Domestic Violence? Get Help Today
It is a sad fact that nearly 25% of women and 16% of men become victims of domestic violence at some point in their life and many of these people are unknown to authorities and suffer in silence.
Moving on from Domestic Violence
Official crime figures reveal that domestic abuse accounts for 16% of all violent crime. 25% of women and 16% of men are affected by domestic violence at some point in their life. Domestic abuse happens when one person hurts another in the same family, married or unmarried, with or without children, divorced or separated.
There are four main types of domestic violence – physical, sexual, emotional and financial. The abuse is delivered as a repeated pattern of behaviour which may get worse over a prolonged period of time. Being a victim, or witnessing any type of abuse can have long-term emotional and psychological effects, so it is important to seek support and advice if you feel you are at risk, or are a victim of domestic abuse .