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Enforcing Family Financial Orders

The Law Commission has published a consultation paper on the enforcement of family financial orders in England and Wales.

Divorce is not Necessarily Bad for your Health

Contrary to the findings of other studies, divorce, separation and remarriage are not necessarily bad for your health, according to a new UK-based study.

Divorce Comes Under the Media Spotlight

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

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.

Divorce Expert Warns About Social Media use During Divorce

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.

“Divorce Day” Reporting Should Refocus on Finding Solutions

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.

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.    

Court Case Shows Importance of Legal Advice During Divorce

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.

Calls for Modernisation of Divorce Law

Experts have called for MPs to back the No Fault Divorce Bill when it receives its second reading in March. Attitudes to marriage in the UK has changed significantly with almost 50% of all divorces ending in 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.

Ministers outline proposals to reform family justice system

The government has published its response to the recommendations of the family justice review panel, in which it outlines proposed reforms to tackle delays, streamline processes and rebuild trust.

More needs to be done to protect children from divorce

A recent research project in America has found that a 'good divorce' is almost impossible to achieve, in terms of the impact divorce has on children, reports the Daily Mail.

Divorce is easier to cope with at an older age

A recent study by researchers at Michigan State University have found that divorce at a younger age hurts people’s health more than divorce later in life. According to Hui Liu, the author of the study, the findings suggest older people have more coping skills to deal with the stress of divorce.

Survey into cohabitation, marriage and divorce

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has carried out a recent survey into cohabitation, marriage and divorce in America, reports Yahoo! News.

The study found that around half of first time marriages break up within 20 years. The research also found that engaged couples living together before marriage were no more likely to get divorced than couples who got married before they moved in together.

Court of Appeal cuts civil partnership 'divorce' settlement

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the 'divorce' settlement paid to a gay man after the break up of his civil partnership should be reduced by over £200,000, reports the Independent.

Don Gallagher, an actor, and Peter Lawrence, an equity analyst, had lived together since 1997, and entered into a civil partnership in 2007. Their relationship broke down seven months later.

Divorce leads to lower personal wellbeing

Recent research from America has found that married couples have a much higher level of personal wellbeing than people who are divorced or separated.

Fathers hit hard by divorce

Fathers who divorce or separate from their partners are at a greater risk of unemployment, taking sickness absence from work or suffering from mental health issues. These are the findings of a study commissioned by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood into the impact of divorce on fathers.

Government to legislate to improve family justice system

The Government has announced its intention to introduce a Children and Families Bill, which would deliver better support for families by reducing delays in the family justice and adoption systems, and ensuring vulnerable children get the provision and help they need.

Military marriages prove resistant to divorce

A new study from America has found that marriages involving military personnel are no more vulnerable to divorce than civilian marriages, despite the long working hours and frequent prolonged separations.

Survey highlights importance of prenuptial agreements

A recent American survey has found that almost half of divorced or separated adults questioned regret not spending more time discussing finances before they got married. This view is shared by over a quarter of currently married respondents.

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