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Why You Should Formally End Your Marriage With Divorce

A recent case has demonstrated why separating couples should consider formally ending their relationship with divorce.

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'Quickie' Divorce in Scotland

Celebrity divorces are nothing new, but two rather different high profile divorces have caught the headlines in recent weeks. X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is parting from her French husband of 18 months, Jean-Bernard. The location of the wedding, the Isle of Mustique, is said to be posing difficulties for the separating couple as it only allows a divorce after three years of marriage, except in cases of ‘exceptional hardship’.

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No Fault Divorce Bill Receives Second Reading

The No Fault Divorce Bill will receive a second reading in the House of Commons on the 22nd of January 2016. This is a Private Members' Bill by Conservative MP Richard Bacon. A Private Members' Bill is one that is introduced by an MP or Lord, rather than a government minister. These bills must follow the same process as an ordinary Bill but will usually receive less time for all the issues to be debated and therefore, it is uncommon for these bills to become law. Private Members’ Bills will often attract public interest and may end up affecting the law indirectly.

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A nation of lovers and fighters

New analysis by NatCen Social Research of the Understanding Society survey has revealed that almost nine out of ten (86%) of us who are married or live with a partner are happy in our relationship, and 7% of us say we’re in relationships that couldn’t get any better, describing them as “perfect”.

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Couples counselling services offer value for money

An independent new evaluation of relationship support services has demonstrated clear financial and emotional benefits to individuals and society as a whole, according to a Department for Education-commissioned report.

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