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Cohabiting Parents are Six Times More Likely to Break up Before Their Child Reaches Five

Research conducted by Cambridge based think tank, the Jubilee Centre, has shown that cohabiting couples are six times more likely to separate before their first child reaches five when compared to their married counterparts. The study, which saw researchers analyse data from more than 14,000 households and 22,265 ad...

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David Cameron Criticised over ‘Disingenuous’ Comments

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been blasted by critics following comments he made concerning absent fathers in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph. In the article, Cameron states that “we need to make Britain a genuinely hostile place for fathers who go AWOL,” going on to add that “they need the message rammed home to...

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Till Death us do Bark

Children and finances are widely regarded as the most common causes of an acrimonious divorce but research conducted by the Co-operative has revealed a new cause of significant dispute during such proceedings: the family pet. The study revealed that a significant number of cases involving animals are prompting conte...

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Sexually Active Teens More Likely to Divorce in Later Life

Women who lose their virginity before the age of 16 are more likely to become divorced in later life according to research conducted by the University of Iowa. The study, undertaken by associate sociology professor Anthony Paik, examined the responses that 3,793 married and divorced woman had supplied during the 200...

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Clean Break Orders – Worth the Paper they’re Printed On

So your divorce has finally been finalised, you’ve received your decree absolute and you’re now legally single again. You’d assume that everything’s now been finalised and that you can breathe a sigh of relief. But wait, you’ve forgotten to file a Clean Break Order and now you’re former spouse can pursue you for your f...

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Father’s Day Post Divorce

With children tending to reside with their mothers following divorce, making arrangements for Father’s Day can be a problematic task for a divorced couple. In fact, for many dads, the prospect of spending Father’s Day without their children is a very real and, indeed, harrowing possibility. Unfortunately, sometimes,...

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Moss to protect £48 Million Fortune with Pre-nup

Kate Moss will be signing a prenuptial agreement before marrying boyfriend Jamie Hince according to reports. The 37 year old model plans to marry the Kills guitarist, 42, in a ceremony later this year and a source recently told newspaper the Daily Star that “Kate and Jamie are definitely going to sign a pre-nup to e...

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Driven to Divorce

Spending more than forty five minutes commuting each day can significantly increase the likelihood of divorce according to a new study. The research, which was conducted by Erika Sandow of the Umeå University in Sweden, revealed that couples were forty per cent more likely to separate if one spouse engaged in a leng...

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Virtual Infidelity – How the Online World is Fuelling Divorce Applications

The continuous growth of the internet has had a significant effect on divorce applications with Legal personnel specialising in family law having stated that the vast majority of petitions that they prepared in 2010 made some reference to social networking sites. Emma Patel, the head of family law at Hart Scales &am...

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Recognising and Escaping from Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is on the rise. Figures released by the Crown Prosecution Service have revealed that the number of spouses prosecuted for acts of domestic violence has more than doubled in the past five years. Men remain the main perpetrators with 55,000 successfully convicted in 2010 compared with 28,000 in 20...

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Liz Hurley Set for Quickie Divorce

Liz Hurley is set to be granted a quickie divorce from her husband, Arun Nayar. It has been reported that the model and actress has filed for divorce on the grounds of Indian textile millionaire Nayar’s unreasonable behaviour and she is set to be granted a decree nisi by District Judge Penny Cushing today. Neither H...

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Divorce Affects Children’s Ability to Learn and Make Friends

Children whose parents divorce are likely to develop mathematical and social skills at a slower rate than children unaffected by divorce, a recent study has suggested. The research, conducted by PHD student Hyun Sik Kim, of the University of Wisconsin, showed that children’s performances in maths tests worsened whil...

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