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Children of divorce less likely to attend church

January 25, 2013 0 comments

Children raised by happily married parents are more than twice as likely to attend religious services as the children of divorced couples, according to a report from conservative US organisation the Institute for American Values. The report, entitled Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith? claims the children of divorce are also less likely to…

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Judge brands property law unfair on cohabiting couples

January 24, 2013 3 comments

A senior judge has branded property laws “harsh” and “unfair” on cohabiting couples. Pamela Curran told the Court of Appeal that she was “absolutely stripped of everything” when a 30 year relationship ended and a court ruled that she had no right to a share in the couple’s home or her former partner’s business as…

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Duncan Bannatyne tweets about his divorce

January 24, 2013 0 comments

Scottish entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne has announced the completion of his divorce on Twitter. In a recent series of tweets Mr Bannatyne revealed that the final divorce documents had arrived by email: “I just received my Decree Absolute by email, isn’t that nice?” The health club magnate also used Twitter to comment…

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Commercial surrogacy should be legalised, claims advisor

January 24, 2013 1 comment

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The co-founder of a surrogacy advisory service with offices in both California and Essex, has called for the legalisation of commercial surrogacy in the UK, saying the current situation is too lax. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow co-founded the British Surrogacy Centre with partner Tony after the pair commissioned the first of their five surrogate children in theUS….

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Free Downloads: Divorce & Splitting Up Book

January 24, 2013 1 comment

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Following the publication of my latest divorce book, Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice From a Top Divorce Lawyer, the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a couple of changes to this blog’s homepage. In addition to the appearance of the front cover of in the blog sidebar, there are links to free downloads at the…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger says he still loves estranged wife

January 23, 2013 0 comments

Actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has told a German newspaper that he still loves estranged wife Maria Shriver. The Austrian-born performer told popular German tabloid Bild: “We’re not fighting any war: I still hope for reconciliation; I still love Maria.” Schwarzenegger and Shriver were married for 25 years but separated in May…

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