Changes announced to child maintenance arrangements

Last week saw the announcement that the government is to make changes to the arrangements for the way in which child maintenance payments are made. In essence, the government wants parents to amicably their child maintenance arrangements or face additional charges. The government has said that the changes are required because the old system was […]

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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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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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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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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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Conference will examine the need for relationships education

Details have been released of the Marriage Foundation’s second national conference, entitled “For the Sake of the Kids – Relationships Education: the problem, policy and practice.” The conference will be held in London on Friday 6 December and the Marriage Foundation has confirmed that the keynote speaker will be the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, […]

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