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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A quarter of parents move house for good school

August 27, 2017 1 comment

finances and divorce

Almost a quarter of British parents have moved house so their children will qualify for a place in a better school. In a recent survey, 24 per cent admitted they had either bought or rented property within the catchment area of the school they wanted their children to attend. One in five – 20 per…

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Perception of high spending causes marriage problems

August 23, 2017 0 comments

family law

If someone believes their spouse spends too much it is likely to cause rows and tension, even if that belief is not true. Husbands are more likely to think this of their spouse than wives are, according to a new study by American researchers. As a result, they are more likely to instigate arguments about…

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Women ‘fare worse in divorce’

December 13, 2016 6 comments

family law

Women typically earn less than men following a divorce, a new report suggests. Researchers from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra in Australia found that divorced women earn around ten per cent less than their married peers. By contrast, divorced men earn an average of 26 per…

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Care leavers ‘receive no financial education’

September 18, 2016 0 comments

family law

Many young people who leave the care of their local authority struggle with finances due to a lack of education, new research suggests. According to a recently published report from The Children’s Society, as many as 4,000 benefit sanctions have been applied to care leavers over the last two years. This significantly increases the likelihood…

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Nine in ten parents have money worries

July 25, 2016 1 comment

family law

Almost nine out of every ten British parents worry about money, a new study suggests. In a survey of more than 500 parents and over 1,200 children, around a third of parents said they thought their worries were shared by their children. This was an accurate assessment as a third of all eight to 15…

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At a Glance: new edition published

June 6, 2016 1 comment

family law

The latest edition of ‘At a Glance: Essential Tables for Financial Remedies’ has been published by the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA). Described by the FLBA as ‘the bible’ for family lawyers dealing with the financial aspects of their cases, this annual publication contains a wide range of reference material. The 2016-2017 edition has more…

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