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Divorce

Divorce Numbers Fall Across Britain

The Office for National Statistics has recently published details of the number of divorces that took place in England and Wales during 2015.

The Impact of Divorce on Retirement Income

A new study by Prudential into the impact of divorce on retirement income has found that retirees who have gone through a divorce will generally have a lower income than those who have never divorced, and are also more likely to be in debt.

Poor Communication can be Detrimental to Relationships

A new piece of research has given an interesting insight into the most common reasons why marriages or cohabiting relationships breakdown.

Judge Gives Ruling on Millionaire Couple's Divorce Settlement

A high court judge in London has recently given his decision in the long-running divorce dispute between millionaire couple Khoo Kay Peng and Pauline Chai, reports the Guardian.

Couples Use Prenuptial Agreements to Cover Pet Custody Issues

New research from Direct Line Pet Insurance has revealed that as many as 28% of people would consider putting a prenuptial agreement in place to cover custody of their pets in the event that a relationship breaks down.

Decisions Reached in High Profile Divorce Cases

A great many divorce cases make their way through the British family courts each year, with the vast majority attracting little or no attention from the media.

Possibility of Divorce Affects Inheritance Planning

As many as one in three parents are apparently reluctant to leave an inheritance to their married children, because they fear the relationship will end in divorce and ultimately result in assets leaving the immediate family.

Figures Reveal Fall in Divorce Numbers

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed a fall in the number of divorces that took place in England and Wales during 2014.

Work Pressures Can Damage Relationships

Relationships are coming under increasing pressure in the UK because of an expectation by employers that work should be the top priority for their employees.

Continued Rise in ‘Grey Divorce’ Numbers

The upward trend in the number of ‘grey divorces’ appears to be continuing, according to a new survey from the United States.

Research into Factors Influencing Relationship Success

A number of different research projects have recently been conducted into factors that can affect the success of a relationship and influence the risk of divorce.

Celebrity Couples See Divorces Finalised

Celebrity relationships frequently attract a great deal of media attention, with much rumour and speculation over whether these relationships are happy or whether they appear to be heading to the divorce court.

Summer Holidays can put a Strain on Relationships

The summer holidays can be a stressful time for families, putting additional strain on relationships that might already be troubled.

Division of Labour Related to Risk of Divorce

According to a recent study from the US, financial factors such as a wife’s ability to support herself are not necessarily predictive of divorce. Instead, it is couples’ division of labour that is associated with the risk of divorce.    

Woman Awarded Settlement of £53 Million from Billionaire Ex

A former model, who was seeking £196 million as a divorce settlement from her ex-husband, has been awarded £53 million by the High Court in London, reports the BBC. When her own assets are added they bring the total settlement amount to around £75 million.

Divorce Comes Under the Media Spotlight

A number of interesting divorce stories have been reported in the media recently.

Celebrity Prenuptial Agreements Hit the Headlines

The lives of celebrities, and in particular their marriages and divorces, are a popular source of news stories for many media outlets, and any report of an imminent wedding or relationship split is often accompanied by speculation over whether or not the couple had signed a prenuptial agreement.

Too Many Couples are in Distressed Relationships

As many as 2.87 million people across the UK are living in relationships which would be described within clinical practice as distressed, according a new study by relationship charity Relate. This amounts to 18% of married or cohabiting couples and 1.4 million UK families. A distressed relationship is one with a severe level of relationship problems, which has a clinically significant negative impact on partner’s wellbeing.The charity is concerned that these poor quality relationships are having a detrimental impact on people’s physical and mental health, with many struggling to access the support they need and reaching breaking point. The research, which had a sample size of 20,980, looked at key questions from a validated scale to measure relationship quality. These included how often couples argued, how frequently they considered separation or divorce, the extent of unhappiness in their relationship and how often they regretted being in their relationship.The research found that:

Research Reveals Impact of Divorce on the Over 50s

The latest statistics on divorce from the Office for National Statistics revealed that despite an overall drop in the number of divorces, the numbers divorcing in the over-50 age group have actually risen over the past decade.

Divorce Judge Hands 90% of Family Savings to Stay at Home Mum

A divorce judge has granted a woman who quit her career to care for her children the vast majority of the family fortune. Jane Morris left her career as a recruitment consultant so that her husband could continue his high-flying career for over 20 years.

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