The family law reforms are two working days away. The volume of material for family law professionals to read and digest is huge and the Children and Families Act 2014 is a biggie at 241 pages long. This is the fourth article in our series of essential updates, designed to give family law professionals a neat summary of the need-to-know points for 22 April 2014.
To prevent this article being too long we've paraphrased the Act but obviously the Act should be referred to itself for the detail. Below is just a (hopefully) helpful summary of the key provisions that you may need to get your head around first. This is a starting point and focuses on the most relevant provisions for family law only.