The Family Division at the High Court heard that the Wife in this case, who is in her late 70s, was frightened of her husband, a 67-year-old millionaire from Essex, and took legal action against him. Judge Catriona Murfitt concluded that the Wife was likely to suffer ‘significant harm’ if the Husband stayed in the
Even though society has moved on from men being the sole breadwinners in relationships, recent findings suggest that those men who don’t fulfil this traditional role are more likely to end up divorced. The idea that a husband’s job and, more importantly, whether that job is full or part time job have a big influence
Various studies into the psychological effects of divorce on children over many years have often revealed negative impacts on wellbeing. A recent article in the independent highlights that despite many positive changes that consider the impact on children, long term effects are remain present leading to poor educational attainment and emotional difficulties. While some of
The well-publicised reports of domestic abuse concerning Amber Heard and Johnny Depp has once again brought the issues surrounding domestic abuse in marriage to the fore. While the allegations remain unproven in the case of Heard and Depp, cases often go unreported when there is a genuine need for some form of legal support to
Domestic violence and abuse is defined by the government as controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. Theresa May, home secretary, has said that there have been improvements in how the police deal with
A quarter of a million people go missing in the UK every year and this can be extremely distressing for families who are left not only wondering if their relative is dead or alive but later also having to deal with their affairs. Mention missing persons and one of the first names to come to
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that doctors and nurses should receive special training to recognise the signs of domestic violence. In its new report, NICE says its recommendations should act as a ‘wake-up call’ to the levels of domestic violence both women and men are experiencing. It’s thought that
Lancaster University has published a shocking piece of research that suggests that levels of domestic violence in England increase, particularly if England lose. Figures were gathered from Lancashire Constabulary from times of World Cup Matches in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Incidents reportedly rose by 38% in Lancashire when England lost and 26% when England won.