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Family Law and Divorce

There has been a rise in the incidence of divorce in the over 60 age group, according to a new report from think tank, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).  The report raises a number of concerns over the potentially negative health and money repercussions of this trend.

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The UK Government has announced new measures that will mean that separated parents who fail to contribute financially to the upbringing of their children could face damaging their credit rating.

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Divorce statistics may be falling, but seeking advice before and during marriage is still wise

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There is a shortage of adopters coming forward to adopt siblings in Scotland, which is a real cause for concern because over half (53%) of all children for whom families are being sought in Scotland are part of a sibling group.

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The first same sex marriages in Scotland look set to take place on Hogmanay this year, following an announcement by the Scottish Government that they will become legal from 31st December.

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New Government figures indicate thousands of separated parents are choosing not to seek help from the new Child Maintenance Service because of new charges brought in this summer, single parent charity Gingerbread has warned.

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A record breaking 5,000 children have been adopted in the last 12 months in England, which is an increase of 26% over the previous year.

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A recent report has called for more to do be done to support children and families when children return home from care. The report, published by Loughborough University and NSPCC, found that an estimated £300 million is spent each year on failed reunifications of families in England.

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