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Support for families facing divorce

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National support organisation Family Lives is bracing itself throughout January to support families going through separation or conflict with ex partners and step families, as the organisation’s new Divorce & Separation report highlights that couples are more likely to separate in January.

Divorces in England and Wales 2010

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A recent bulletin from the Office for National Statistics has revealed the number of divorces that took place in 2010 following court orders in England and Wales. The statistics do not include divorces to couples usually resident in England and Wales which take place abroad.

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly met mediators and divorcing couples in Liverpool last week, to see for himself how new mediation rules were working.

 

Tax breaks for marriage are backed overwhelmingly by the British public, according to a new opinion poll commissioned by an independent think-tank.

Fixed duration marriages

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Unhappy couples in Mexico City may soon be able to end their marriages without going through a divorce, reports the Guardian.

Marry for love, not property

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Rising divorce rates in China, and an increasing tendency for women to marry for materialistic reasons, has prompted the Chinese Supreme Court to make a controversial reinterpretation of the country's marriage laws, reports the Telegraph.

Research in America has found that couples that fight or argue a lot at the start of their relationship are likely to continue having high levels of conflict throughout their marriage. 

A recent survey in America has looked at the impact the recession has had on marriage, and whether it has influenced the decision to seek a divorce.

A woman in Spain has been awarded over $150,000 in a divorce settlement in recognition of her work looking after the couple's home and child during their marriage, reports UPI.

A recent research study in America has looked at how employment status can influence the decision by men and women to get a divorce, reports the Telegraph.

The Umeå University in Sweden has recently published research which shows that while commuting to work can offer couples substantial benefits in terms of income and career opportunities, it can have a very negative effect on their relationships. According to the findings, the risk of separation or divorce is 40% higher among long-distance commuters than amongst couples who work closer to home.

A woman has lost her bid in the High Court to have her divorce settlement from her ex-banker substantially increased.

The European Commission is proposing EU-wide rules to bring legal clarity to the property rights for married international couples and for registered partnerships with an international dimension.

Divorces in England and Wales, 2009

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Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal that in 2009 the divorce rate in England and Wales decreased by 6.3% to 10.5 divorcing people per thousand married population, compared with 11.2 in 2008. The 2009 divorce rate is the lowest since 1977, when there were 10.3 divorcing people per thousand married people.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a millionaire must increase the divorce settlement to be paid to his ex-wife by £3 million, bringing the total value of her settlement to £8 million.