Women having careers could be the secret of a happy marriage

According to a recent study involving four thousand couples in the UK, in couples where the female partner is the main breadwinner, there is less likelihood of divorce in comparison to ‘traditional’ households. The study was published in the journal Sociology and contrary to the traditional view that families would be undermined by women having […]

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Data helps to shed light on the likelihood of divorce

Speculation as to the number of marriages that end in divorce has long been commonplace. The Office for National Statistics website shows data on divorce which estimates that 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce, based on figures for 2012. So what are the latest statistics behind divorce rates? The Office for […]

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Survey reveals the data behind divorce

Grant Thornton has released the data from their annual survey into current trends in divorce and family law. Grant Thornton, an independent global assurance, tax and advisory firm, have, for the last ten years, carried out a survey amongst family lawyers in the UK. The purpose of the survey is to find out more about […]

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'Blue Monday' comes early…

The most depressing day of the year – ‘Blue Monday’ – usually falls later in January, however this year it looks as though it may have arrived early… If you felt down in the dumps and miserable yesterday, it’s highly likely that you weren’t the only one! A combination of terrible weather, a return to […]

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The rise of the 'silver separators'

A rise in the numbers of so-called ‘silver separators’ is leaving women in their sixties facing a bleak financial future. Divorce, particularly for older generations, used to be surrounded in stigma; however this stigma has largely disappeared over recent decades, leading to an increase in the phenomenon of ‘silver separators’ – people who divorce when […]

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The challenge of Christmas in two families living apart

Christmas is traditionally seen as a time of year when families spend time with each other, relaxing and enjoying a much needed break from the hectic day-to-day routines of family life. However, as most parents will know, Christmas also comes with additional stresses and strains such as financial worries and the challenge of ensuring that […]

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Sir Paul Coleridge warns of the dangers of family conflict

Leading High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge has made a speech calling for married couples to be taught about monogamy in an effort to stem the rising tide of family breakdowns. In his speech, the family division judge warned of a ‘yawning public ignorance’ about the potentially harmful effects of family conflict upon children, even […]

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Cut the cost of divorce

When a couple are considering divorce or separation it is likely that they will look at how much it will cost them financially and they will consider getting professional help to ensure that they are keeping the expense to a minimum. I would encourage couples to give equal consideration to the emotional cost of divorce […]

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