Joint bank accounts ‘cause divorce’

September 5, 2017 0 comments

More than a quarter of people believe joints accounts are a bad idea which could lead to arguments and even divorce. Opinium Research polled 2,005 adults living together or married on behalf of financial website Moneymagpie.com – and 34 per cent said they preferred to keep their finances separate. The great majority of these respondents…

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Living together in Serbia

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August 16, 2017 1 comment

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Cohabitating relationships have existed for a very long time and over time they have come to be valued differently – both legally and morally. Here in Serbia, cohabitation was given an equal footing with marriage by the Serbian Family Law Act (in Serbian Porodični Zakon) in 2005 and then by the Constitution of Republic of…

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The rights of Scottish cohabitees by Jennifer Gallagher

August 14, 2017 1 comment

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In Scotland, financial provision for cohabitants on separation and death is set out in the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006. This gives cohabitants a certain degree of rights. However, it is unclear whether cohabiting couples in Scotland are better off than their counterparts south of the border. In July 2007 the Law Commission in England…

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Just over half the adult population is married

July 14, 2017 1 comment

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Nearly 51 per cent of the adult population is married according to new statistics. In a new bulletin outlining population estimates, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) considers England and Wales last year. There were no less than 24.1 million married people across the two countries– a total equating to 50.9 per cent of the…

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Australians are ‘postponing marriage’

June 1, 2017 0 comments

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Fewer Australians than ever before are marrying  but those do are likely stay together for longer, new statistics reveal. Less than half (49 per cent) of adults are now married, a record low and down from 60 per cent in 1991. Meanwhile around 16 per cent of all Australian couples live together without marrying. One…

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Housing and the bank of Mum and Dad

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May 4, 2017 4 comments

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Housing is notoriously expensive in the UK and for one very simple reason: there just isn’t enough to go round. Efforts to build new homes have been sluggish and patchy for decades and the inevitable result has been a relentless climb in prices, thanks to the iron law of supply and demand: great for those…

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Family law can be better

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April 20, 2017 14 comments

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The Sensible Party Manifesto 2017 Introduction Dear friend, We are a great country. With a great family justice system. But it can be so much better. Here at the Sensible Party we believe we can make a family justice system fit for the twenty-first century. The policies we set out in this manifesto will do…

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