Having so successfully predicted the top family law news stories of 2007, here are my predictions for 2008:
January - The former office of Messrs. Brow, Beaten & Bankrupt of Little Sodbury, the last firm to offer a legal aid service, reopens as a McDonald's restaurant.
February - Heather Mills releases an instructional DVD, "How to keep calm during your divorce".
March - The Government announces that it has finalised its plans to reform the Child Support Agency. Apart from a different name (C-MEC), the new agency will be exactly the same as the CSA, but half the size.
April - McDonald's in Little Sodbury announces that it will now offer a free divorce with every burger.
May - Mr Justice Singer is reprimanded after he suggests that a black wife might prefer to receive maintenance in the form of bananas.
June - C-MEC announces that all of its records have been lost, when they are eaten by a clerk's dog.
July - The Legal Services Commission increase legal aid rates by 0.1%, in a last-ditch effort to entice solicitors back into legal aid. There are no takers.
August - The Office for National Statistics announces that the divorce rate has fallen again. The Department for Work and Pensions announces that the number of unemployed solicitors has increased again.
September - Fathers' rights group The Real Families Need Fathers 4 Justice executes its most audacious stunt to date, painting Gordon Brown's face red. However, after the PM's latest loss of records embarrassment (his Cliff Richard collection), no one notices.
October - C-MEC announces that, to reduce its workload, all arrears more than a week old will be remitted.
November - Climate change campaigners protest outside Parliament, calling for the abolition of divorce.
December - In the New Years' Honours, Bruce Hyman receives a knighthood for services to the legal profession.
Happy New Year!