Children and Families Act Receives Royal Assent

Specialist Family Lawyers Explain New Laws


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The Children and Families Act was given Royal Assent today after a just over a year of discussion and amends through parliament.

The Act will be introduced as part of the re-launched family justice system being implemented on 22 April 2013 and family lawyers at Irwin Mitchell say that the Act is to be welcomed, as it will put the interests of children at the heart of any family law processes.

Louise Halford, a specialist family and divorce lawyer at Irwin Mitchell which has offices across the country, said:

The Government also intends to speed up the process and they are imposing time limits of 26 weeks for cases involving children to be resolved.

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