Are stepfamilies on the decline?

According to official figures just released, over the last ten years there has been a dramatic decline in the number of households in Britain in which a stepmother or stepfather is bringing up children from their partner’s previous relationship. The figures have been released by the Office for National Statistics and show that the number […]

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'Fortysomethings' turning their back on marriage

A study of official figures appears to show that middle aged people living in the UK are turning their back on marriage faster than any other generation. The number of people over 40 in England and Wales living with a partner outside marriage has risen by over 70 per cent in just ten years, in […]

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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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The rise of pre-nups for pets

A survey by the dog charity the Dogs Trust has found that a one fifth of divorcing couples had as much difficulty deciding which one of them would keep the dog as who should have custody of the children. As we reported in one of our previous blog posts, January is traditionally seen as the […]

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