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Divorce

Government Urged to Increase Relationship Support Funding

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.

New Research into Likelihood of Divorce

Couples who marry after their first child is born now stay together at the same rate as those who marry before the child arrives, according to new research presented to the Council on Contemporary Families.

No “Gay Adultery” Law in the UK

A woman was unable to divorce her husband citing adultery because he had affairs with men rather than those of the opposite sex.

Marriage Age can Affect Risk of Divorce

The age that you get married can have an impact on whether your marriage will end in divorce, according to a new study from the United States.

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.

Family Break-Up Linked to Psychosomatic Problems in Teens

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.

Financial Impact of Divorce Lasts into Retirement

It is widely recognised that divorce can have a negative impact on a couple’s finances, but people are possibly less aware of how far reaching this impact can actually be.

Enforcing Family Financial Orders

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

Financial Troubles Can Follow a Relationship Split

Britons are turning to credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans following a relationship break-up, according to the findings of a new survey.

Supporting Separating Couples and Parents

A new package of support aimed at helping people in the family and civil justice system has been announced by the Government.

Divorce Settlement Case to go to Supreme Court

A woman who is attempting to have her divorce settlement set aside on the grounds of dishonesty has won the right to take her case to the Supreme Court, reports the Daily Mail.

Removing Conflict from Divorce

A recent study from Australia has highlighted that the stereotype of divorces being lengthy and hostile disputes is often not realistic and that many divorcing couples actually adopt a pragmatic approach to resolving property settlements.

Holidays can Place Additional Strain on Relationships

Family law organisation Resolution has recently highlighted the additional stress that the summer holiday period can place on a couple’s relationship. In some cases, this increased tension can bring a relationship to breaking point.

More Effort Required in Tackling Family Breakdown

Think-tank the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has called on whatever Government is next in power to become the first in history to reverse family breakdown and confront a growing culture of disposable dads.

Divorce myths to be dispelled

Separating couples are to be given clear new guidelines setting out what they should expect when property and income is distributed by the courts, the Government has announced.

Couple with “international marriage” could have divorce heard in England

A man who said he sacrificed his own career to become a “stay-at-home” husband to allow his wife to concentrate on her career as an investment banker has succeeded in his application to have his divorce heard in England, reports the Telegraph.

Matrimonial property, needs and agreements

The Law Commission has published a report in which it makes recommendations regarding important aspects of the law relating to the financial aspects of divorce and of the dissolution of civil partnership.

Family court statistics

The Ministry of Justice has published statistics on cases that are received and processed through the court system of England and Wales in the second quarter of 2013 (July to September).

Divorce statistics for England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published annual statistics on divorces that took place in England and Wales in 2012, following court orders. The statistics do not include divorces to couples usually resident in England and Wales which took place abroad.

Current trends in family law and divorce

The latest matrimonial survey from Grant Thornton has given some interesting insights into recent trends in divorce and other areas of family law across the UK.

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