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Family Law and Divorce

Couples who were impacted most during the recession are up to eight times as likely to have suffered relationship breakdown compared to those who were least affected, according to a new study released by relationship support charity, Relate.

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As many as a third (3,582) of UK children in foster care have been separated from their brothers and sisters during the last financial year, says charity Action for Children.

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 Alison Sharland has been granted permission to appeal a divorce agreement approved by the High Court after discovering that her former husband misled the Court.

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A person’s romantic past can affect their chances of having a happy and successful marriage, according to a recent study from America.

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A recent publication from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) has given an interesting insight into Scottish demographic trends, as well as revealing statistics relating to births, marriages, adoptions and civil partnerships in Scotland.

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The last of a series of radical changes to the child maintenance system came into effect on 11th August 2014.

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In America, research has shown that couples who have daughters are more likely to divorce than couples who have sons, and some analysts have taken this to mean that daughters are a greater a cause of divorce.

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Can you tell me what the legal position would be if my son was simply to offer to sign the house over to his ex-wife and walk away from their relationship and home?

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A report has called on the next UK Government to tackle the problem of family breakdown and what it describes as a growing culture of “disposable dads”.

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In part one of this blog series, we explained that the Scottish Government has now set out its plan for implementing the Children and Young (Scotland) People Act 2014, which covers areas relating to the wellbeing of both children and young people in Scotland.

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Campaign Group The Christian Institute have voiced concern about the Human Rights compatibility of the The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. passed in February. The legislation states that every person under the age of 18 will have a teacher, health visitor or midwife as their named person. The idea behind the provision is to provide a more effective single point of contact and support for families earlier on in the life of the family.

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Families who adopt a child in England stand to benefit from a new scheme being piloted by the UK Government.

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Adoption charity, the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF), has recently announced that it has been involved in matching over 1,000 children with adoptive families over the past year.

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Yet another study claims to have found evidence of a link between men’s health and their marital status.

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Around 47% of women and 48% of men who are currently aged 20 will never get married, according to new research from The Marriage Foundation.

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has recently published a report highlighting the success of a project to help kinship carers in Scotland.

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The Government is writing to thousands of separated parents across the UK to let them know about changes to their child maintenance arrangements, the BBC reports.

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Recent statistics published by the Registrar General for Scotland have given an interesting insight into household composition and family structure in Scotland.

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The Crown Office has recently held its Domestic Abuse Conference, at which the Solicitor General, Lesley Thomson QC, made a speech calling for reform of domestic abuse laws.

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A new study from America has found that older couples run an increased risk of divorce when the wife becomes seriously ill.

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