Family law reform—timeline [Archived]
Family law reform—timeline [Archived]

The following Family guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Family law reform—timeline [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note details key reforms to the family justice system in 2014. Future reforms are set out in relevant Practice Notes and highlighted in the Lexis®PSL Family news feed. It is therefore for historical and reference purposes only and is not maintained.

See also Practice Note: Family law reform toolkit.

What’s changing? What has happened so far? What is now in force and what are any further steps?
Marriage of same-sex couples The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (M(SSC)A 2013) received royal assent on 17 July 2013. A large part of M(SSC)A 2013 came into force on 13 March 2014. See Practice Note: Marriage of same-sex couples.
Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014)
The Act received royal assent on 13 March 2014. The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No 1) Order 2014, SI 2014/793 brought into force CFA 2014, s 10 (re mediation information and assessment meetings), CFA 2014, s 13 (re expert evidence and assessments), and CFA 2014, s 17 (re repeal of restrictions on divorce and dissolution where