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Over half of separated parents don’t believe in a ‘good separation’

Almost six in ten (58%) separated parents surveyed do not believe in the idea of a ‘good separation’, according to new polling from Relate.

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Media focus on Kardashian – Odom divorce

The forthcoming divorce of celebrity couple Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom has been in the media spotlight recently, with many reports focusing on the contents of the couple’s prenuptial agreement.

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New help for families going through separation or divorce

Scottish families going through separation or divorce in Scotland will now be able to get additional support and advice after three charities were awarded the contract to provide support services.

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Children to stay with foster families until 21

Children in care in England will be able to stay with their foster families after they turn 18 following a £40 million funding boost and a new legal duty on councils to provide support.

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Support for victims of domestic violence

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Women and Equalities Minister Helen Grant hosted an event to encourage business leaders to put plans in place to support staff experiencing domestic violence.

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Survey into UK matrimonial trends

A recent survey into trends in the UK matrimonial market has found that couples have been delaying the decision to get divorced because of the recent recession.

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Marriage Bill receives Committee’s backing

The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee has recently published its Stage 1 report on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

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Wives matter more in calming down marital conflicts

Marriage can be a battlefield, but a new study conducted at UC Berkeley has found that when it comes to keeping the peace, it’s more important for wives than for husbands to calm down after a heated argument.

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Norwegian government promotes date nights

An increase in divorce rates in Norway has apparently prompted the Norwegian government to encourage married couples to go on date nights, reports the Guardian.

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Benefit cap can hinder escape from domestic violence

Women’s Aid has called for changes to the implementation of the benefit cap after evidence has come to light suggesting that it is making it much harder for women to escape from abusive relationships.

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America sees a rise in the use of prenuptial agreements

A recent survey of divorce lawyers in America has apparently found a greater use of prenuptial agreements over the last three years.

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UK civil partnerships increase

There were 7,037 civil partnerships formed in the UK in 2012, according to provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics. This represents an increase of 3.6% on 2011.

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Adoption up by one third in Wales

The latest Welsh statistics on adoption, outcomes and placements of looked after children have been published, showing an unprecedented 33% rise in the number of children being adopted in Wales.

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Marriage can aid cancer survival

A recent piece of research from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital has found that married people who receive a cancer diagnosis live longer than patients who are not married. Married patients are also more likely to have their cancer diagnosed at an earlier stage, which can increase the success of any treatment.

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Fewer Americans choose to get remarried

The remarriage rate has fallen by around 40% in America over the past 20 years according to a recent data analysis, reports USA Today.

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Women’s Aid calls for more action on online abuse

Domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has called for greater action to address worrying levels of online stalking and harassment of women and girls.

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Divorce and separation rises 500% in Ireland

The Iona Institute has published a new report based on Census 2011 called ‘Marriage Breakdown and Family Structure in Ireland’.

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Latest child maintenance statistics

The Department for Work and Pensions has recently published statistics on child maintenance payments and the work of the Child Support Agency for the three months ending June 2013.

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Office for National Statistics’ latest adoption figures

The Office for National Statistics has released figures for adoptions in England and Wales in 2012 that show an increase in the number of adoptions taking place.

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Siblings reduce the risk of divorce

A recent study from America has found a link between the number of siblings a person has and the risk of their marriage ending in divorce.

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