Five things to think about before you end your marriage

June 5, 2018 1 comment

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Nobody starts a marriage or relationship thinking about divorce or separation. However, any relationship can encounter problems. Some couples work it out, some get stuck and others separate. There is no right or wrong.  Divorce is a personal decision and only you can decide what’s right for you and your family. But before you decide,…

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Can family law be used to make families more stable?

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May 31, 2018 1 comment

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John Bolch shares his thoughts on the article ‘Broken homes, broken children’ by Harry Benson at the Marriage Foundation. “Family breakdown has been normalised and the kids just have to get along with it.” wrote Harry Benson, Research Director at the Marriage Foundation, in an article entitled ‘Broken homes, broken children.’ The article begins by…

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Opposite sex marriage falls to lowest ever level

March 1, 2018 2 comments

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Rates of marriage amongst opposite sex couples have fallen to their lowest ever level according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were a total of 239,020 heterosexual marriages in 2015, the ONS reveals, a fall of nearly 3.5 per cent in a single year (from  247,372) and the lowest on…

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Wedding photographers offer tips on spotting divorce

February 20, 2018 0 comments

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Wedding photographers offer tips on spotting divorce A new article on The Huffington Post offers a wedding photographer’s eye view on the dynamics of the big day. Professional photographers from across the United States recount their experiences amongst the confetti and champagne and suggest that, with careful observation, it’s sometimes  possible to predict which couples…

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Civil partnerships for straight couples back on the agenda

February 5, 2018 1 comment

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A bill that could lead to heterosexual couples gaining the right to enter civil partnerships has received an unopposed second reading in Parliament. Since the introduction of gay marriage in March 2014, civil partnerships have been an option only available to same sex couples. This has been a source of some controversy and Londoners Rebecca…

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Sir Paul Coleridge backs newspaper campaign for family law reform

January 3, 2018 0 comments

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Former High Court Judge Sir Paul Coleridge has backed a newspaper campaign for family law reform. Writing in The Times this week, the Marriage Foundation chair described the Family Matters campaign as “both timely and courageous” and expressed his full support. The aims of Family Matters include the introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, automatic recognition…

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