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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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Summer is well and truly here and in turn, my July jogging regime commences. Read the latest entries in my Evening Times column as I share the lessons that exercise has taught me on the importance of mental attitude; and the effect that aging has had not only on my running, but on my determination.  

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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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Our car broke down and the garage picked it up.

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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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I live with my partner who bought the flat before I was with her. I am wondering if I can be put out of the house if she dies. She does not have a will, is legally still married but her ex left her (i.e this was the marital home) before I came to stay. Does he - the ex - have a claim on anything?

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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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We ended the marriage because of her adultery. I have a separation document which states that she is responsible for all divorce costs and the action of divorce will be raised after a reasonable time. Neither of us would be entitled to legal aid and she says she cannot afford the £700.

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The Scottish Government has outlined its plan for implementing the Children and Young (Scotland) People Act 2014.

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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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It's my favourite month, and not just because my birthday is in it (passed, so don't worry about a card!).

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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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This week, Austin finds that a dose of good old-fashioned gardening is just as beneficial as pounding the pavements.

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I LIVE in a block of six owner-occupied flats. The owners of four of the six want to appoint a factor to deal with grass cutting, repairs, stair cleaning, etc. I don't want this. Can I refuse to get involved?

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