(See also our books page)
The following sites provide helpful information, initially at no
cost. You may also find our International
Sites page to be of interest. In addition, the Citizens Advice
Bureaux publish an invaluable online
guide (under Family Matters).
Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate,
up-to-date information on rights and legal issues, and is funded
by the New Opportunities Fund; the Legal Services Commission; the
Invest to Save Budget and the Department of Constitutional Affairs.
This information service brings together the best information on
the law and rights from over 200 UK websites. It doesn’t use a search
engine, every link has been hand picked and summarised by a team
of experienced advisers. The site also has a section on living together
and includes a draft agreement for couples who want to protect their
rights in the event of the relationship ending.
and Irish Legal Information Institute
BAILII provides access to the most comprehensive
free and up-to-date collection of British and Irish primary legal
materials on the internet. As at 6 January 2001, BAILII includes
19 searchable databases covering 5 jurisdictions. The system contains
over two gigabytes of legal materials and well over 250,000 searchable
documents with about 5.5 million hypertext links.
The site contains extensive free legal information,
easy to navigate with a wide range of factsheets and frequently
An established set of chambers offering a specialist
service in family law and associated areas of practice with a helpful
resources page covering with articles on topics such as Mesher Orders,
Civil Partnership Act 2004, Pensions on divorce etc
divorce.co.uk claims to be the largest UK online
resource for divorce and separation. It is easy to navigate and
provides comprehensive information and articles on legal and financial
matters, personal and emotional issues as well as 'hot topics' such
as recent changes in the law etc. It is run by Mills and Reeve,
an East Anglian firm of solicitors in conjunction with other highly
The Court Service is an executive agency of the Lord
Chancellors Department. The site contains information on Judgements,
Court Guides, Tribunals, Fees and a digest of weekly news items.
There is also the provision of downloadable forms
and leaflets, including those on divorce, housing and the Family
Law Act, 1996. Find also addresses
of all local courts.
Kieron Wood is a barrister, a journalist and author based
in Dublin as well as being a single father. Included on the site
is comprehensive but simplified information on Ireland's Family
Law (Divorce) Act 1996, Nullity Law and details of his book Divorce
in Ireland, which covers the law, the options and the issues.
For more information on the law in Northern Ireland as well as the
Republic of Ireland see the Legal
Family Law pages originally prepared by the Law Department
at St. Brendan's Sixth Form College showing a number of important
Family Law cases. They are no longer being updated (since 2000)
but may however be a useful reference on financial cases such as
Calderbank v Calderbank etc.
A collection of websites that facilitate access to the significant
amount of resources available covering the law in Scotland. Of particular
interest will be An
A to Z of the Law of Scotland where under the heading of "Family"
will be found information relating to marriage, children, divorce,
Another legal firm offering a useful insight into the various
aspects of the divorce process is Terry & Co., a firm of Solicitors
based in Essex. The site contains a substantial amount of information
on both the legal and practical considerations faced by those either
contemplating or involved in the divorce process.
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