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Divorce

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.

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.

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.

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.

Divorce hotspots in England & Wales revealed

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

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.

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.

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.

Impact of recession on U.S. divorce rates

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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