When divorce seems to be the only solution

When divorce seems to be the only solution, the next step can be a bewildering array of advice and ‘I never even thought of that’ moments. Usually friends or family will step in to advise and whilst their support can be invaluable during times of stress, it’s always recommended to seek professional independent advice. At […]

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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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The real cost of family breakdown

According to the minister for welfare reform, Lord Freud, the real cost of divorce and family breakdown cuts much ‘deeper’ and ‘far higher’ than the many billions of pounds spent by the government on welfare benefits. Making his comments in an article for The Telegraph, Lord Freud has said that the current £9 billion spent […]

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Relate's campaign to help parents apart

One of Relate’s current campaigns, ‘Being Parents Apart’, has been launched by the organisation with the aim of raising awareness of the challenges that divorce and separation can bring to family life. As part of this campaign, Relate have published an excellent online tool called ‘What Next?’ which is packed full of information and practical […]

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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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Sir Paul Coleridge calls for family law reform

In a speech made to the Family Law Conference in London on 9th October, Sir Paul Coleridge has emphasised the importance of getting family law right whilst also announcing his intention to retire to enable him to concentrate on his work as founder and Chairman of the Marriage Foundation. Sir Paul Coleridge, one of the […]

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