The “Sexual Offences Register” does not exist. According to The Sexual Offences Act 2003, certain offenders are required to notify their local police service of their personal details (involves their address and credit card details). This must be done 3 days after conviction and every year thereafter for the rest of the offenders life. If this is not done, they can be imprisoned for up to 5 years.
It’s an offence for an individual to offer prostitution services on two or more occasions over a period of three months in England and Wales.
Due to cuts in legal aid, one in four family cases in court have no lawyers. Therefore, parties are made to be cross-examined in court by their ex-partners regularly.
It’s a common misconception that when parents separate, the law prefers the child to live with the mother rather than the father. This cannot be further from the truth. The law says that the court must do its utmost to do what is in the best interests of the child.
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