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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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Ex-Spouses Will No Longer Inherit Without Express Provision

The Succession (Scotland) Bill has passed its final reading in the Scottish Parliament. This Bill follows a series of reports by the Scottish Law Commission which recommended that changes are made to how cohabitants inherit, disinheritance and the rules that govern intestate succession.

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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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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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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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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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