A number of interesting divorce stories have been reported in the media recently.
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.
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:
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.
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.
A divorce expert has warned of the dangers that can arise from using social media when going through a divorce. A representative of Consensus Collaboration has stated that social media posts could affect both the financial and emotional outcome of a separation.
In a case which outlines the importance getting legal advice when going through a divorce, a woman who cohabited with her partner for more than 18 years has won a legal battle with his estranged wife for a share in his home.
Although some have claimed that the start of January, or the third Monday in January is the busiest day for law firms regarding divorce, the family charity, Resolution, has stated that they have little evidence to support such a statement.
Contribution from Accident Claims Web:
A group of charities, MPs and leading academics have called on the Government to do more to tackle family breakdown by tripling the current funding for preventative relationship support to £22 million. The call follows recent recognition from the Government that family breakdown is one of the root causes of child poverty.
A woman was unable to divorce her husband citing adultery because he had affairs with men rather than those of the opposite sex.
Parental separation or divorce is linked to a heightened risk of psychosomatic problems among the children in the family, according to recent research from Sweden published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.