Should you stay together for sake of the kids?

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November 23, 2015 1 comment

Today is the start of Family Dispute Resolution Week, an annual event organised by aptly named legal organisation Resolution to promote alternatives to the courtroom. To mark the start of this year’s campaign, Resolution released an eye-catching survey of young people’s attitudes to divorce. A research firm polled young people aged 14 and 22 who…

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Stressful life events ‘make you stronger’

November 23, 2015 1 comment

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Older people who have experienced stressful life events such as divorce, marriage difficulties and bereavement are calmer and more stable in the face of new difficulties, researchers have claimed. A team from North Carolina State University polled adults aged between 60 and 90 on their daily experiences and how they responded to stress. They were…

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High Court orders child’s Ukraine return

November 23, 2015 0 comments

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The High Court has ordered the return of a five-year old boy to his father in Ukraine. The child’s parents began their relationship in 2006 but soon began to have difficulties. The mother claimed the father “had problems with alcohol and drugs” and would sometimes be “aggressive and abusive”. These issues did not go away…

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Fewer children affected by divorce

November 23, 2015 0 comments

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The number of children affected by divorce has hit a new low, official figures have revealed. There were 94,864 children aged 16 or under affected by divorce in 2013, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports. This is a significant drop from the previous year when there were over 99,000 children affected. In fact, 2013…

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UK surrogates reject commercialisation

November 23, 2015 0 comments

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Most British surrogates would oppose any move to commercialise the practice. Advice group Surrogacy UK surveyed over 400 surrogates, intended parents and others interested in the surrogacy community. They found that an “overwhelming majority” of surrogacy agreements in the country involve women acting “on an altruistic basis”. Most surrogates receive less than £15,000 over the…

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