From today, parents or any other individuals who force their children to marry can be punished by up to seven years in prison.
Previously, courts have only been able to issue civil orders to prevent victims being forced into marriage. Though this is not an issue which affects everyone in society, it is a good example of the ever changing nature of Family Law.
Learn more about rhw’s Family Law Team.
If you have any concerns about forced marriage then please speak to a member of rhw’s family law team. You can call them on 01483 302 000 or you can get n touch with us via our contact page.