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New funding to help parents going through separation

The Government has unveiled plans to set up an Innovation Fund to promote collaborative parenting in families going through separation or divorce.

Divorce re-opens over shoe collection

A wealthy couple from New York, who divorced in 2009, have had their divorce settlement reopened after Daniel Shak raised a fresh suit, claiming that his ex-wife's shoe collection should have been included in the assets that were divided as part of the divorce settlement, reports the Telegraph.

Research into the financial impact of divorce

A recent study from Australia has found that equivalised household income after divorce declined for women but not for men.

The research, led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, found that some women were able to recover their income after six years through repartnering, increased labour force participation, and an increased proportion of income coming from government benefits. However, this was not the case for divorced women with dependent children.

Australian Institute of Family Studies Senior Research Fellow, Dr Lixia Qu said more Australians will experience divorce in the future and this has long-term financial implications for them and the Australian income support system.

“Divorce has a big impact on both men and women whose assets continue to fall behind married households and this impacts significantly on retirement income for divorced men and women who remained single, making them more reliant on government support to get by,” she said.

Joint researcher, Professor Matthew Gray of the Australian National University said while assets took a hit, most divorced women were able to recover their income position over six or seven years.

“This happens by a combination of increased employment rates, re-partnering and an increased level of government benefits. But many divorced women and men were left with a large and widening gap in their assets, compared to non-divorced contemporaries,” he said.

Research into the financial impact of divorce

A recent study from Australia has found that equivalised household income after divorce declined for women but not for men.

Divorced couples' experience of co-parenting

A research study in America has found that couples that have gone through a bitter divorce don't always continue to retain the same level of hostility to each other.

Lack of communication a common cause of divorce

A recent study from Portugal has found that men are more likely to divorce because of a lack of love, whereas women find lack of communication to be a greater cause of marital breakdown, reports the Portugal News. Other reasons given included infidelity and domestic violence.

Commission seeks views on matrimonial property, needs and agreements

The Law Commission has published a supplementary consultation paper as part of its project examining a number of different aspects of the law relating to the financial consequences of divorce and of the dissolution of civil partnership.

The Divorce Process in the United Kingdom

Obtaining a divorce can be a highly emotional process and can be, at times, fairly confusing. If you feel as though your marriage has irretrievably broken down and you have decided that you want a divorce, the first thing you will need to do is to decide on your reasons for divorce. These reasons are known as the ‘grounds for divorce’ and are divided into five categories. These are adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two years’ separation and five years’ separation. Further information about the grounds for divorce can be found in the Squidoo, ‘What are the Grounds for Divorce?’ Once you have decided on the grounds for your divorce you can then advance into the main divorce process. If your case is fairly straightforward and you and your spouse are fairly prompt with your paperwork, the process should not take any longer than 8 months.

Impact of recession on U.S. divorce rates

A new study has revealed that fewer American couples got divorced during the recession.

Celebrities twice as likely to divorce

A new report from The Marriage Foundation has found that after ten years of marriage the divorce rate for celebrities is 40%. For the rest of the country, the figure is just 20% over the same amount of time.

Families need extra support at Christmas

Family support charity Family Lives is expecting to see a rise in the number of calls to its helpline over the festive period, from families struggling to help with the stresses and strains of Christmas.

Divorce dispute leads to prison sentence

A wealthy businessman has been jailed for contempt of court after failing to disclose full details of his financial situation during his divorce, reports the Independent.

Divorce hotspots in England & Wales revealed

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently released a list of divorce hotspots in England and Wales.

Concerns over cuts to legal aid

Family law practitioners have reiterated concerns that vulnerable people will be left without legal advice and support during divorce after cuts to legal aid came into force on 1st April.

Supreme Court rules in landmark divorce case

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Prest v Petrodel, which was about financial remedies in divorce, has upheld the appeal of the estranged wife.

Divorce rates immune to boom and bust

A report from the think-tank, The Marriage Foundation, claims to have exploded the myth about a link between divorce and recession.

Quickie celebrity divorces are unrealistic for most

Celebrity divorces are giving ordinary couples an unrealistic view on what to expect when separating, the Law Society has warned.

Judge warns of importance of honesty in divorce negotiations

A recent court case has highlighted the importance of full disclosure of assets in a divorce hearing, reports the London Evening Standard.

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).

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