More unmarried couples split than married ones in 2016

April 4, 2017 5 comments

Resolution

The number of cohabiting couples breaking up has overtaken separation between married couples for the first time, the Marriage Foundation has claimed. The social campaigners analysed the marriage data released by the Office for National Statistics last month, comparing this to previously gathered data. According to the new ONS figures, parents living together without getting…

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Regular date nights ‘lead to longer marriage’

September 26, 2016 0 comments

family law

Married couples who regularly go out together on ‘date nights’ stay together longer, new research suggests. The Marriage Foundation examined data relating to 9,969 couples with small children. The data came from people who had taken part in the Millennium Cohort Study, a long-term research project run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at University…

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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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Most divorces sudden, Marriage Foundation claims

November 3, 2015 3 comments

divorce

Nearly two thirds of divorced couples had still been happy just a year before their separation, according to new research. Harry Benson of campaign group the Marriage Foundation analysed data from ongoing national study Understanding Society. No less than 60 per cent of subsequently divorced couples had said they were satisfied with their relationship a…

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Half of young people “will never marry”

June 10, 2014 3 comments

Marriage

Close to half of people now aged 20 will never marry, the Marriage Foundation has claimed. Forty-eight per cent of women and 47 per cent of men currently at that age will not wed in their lifetimes, the campaign group said. In a newly published report entitled Who’s still getting married these days?, the Foundation…

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Nearly one in three mothers think fathers should have no say

January 9, 2014 7 comments

family life

Nearly one in three separated mothers believe fathers should have no say in their child’s upbringing, according to a recently published survey by relationship charity Relate. Thirty-two per cent of separated mothers said they thought they had the sole right to make decisions about their children’s lives – more than twice the number of men…

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One in eight Blackpool residents are divorced

October 19, 2013 2 comments

Nearly one in eight residents of seaside town Blackpool are divorced, according to recently published figures from the 2011 Census. With 13.1 per cent of residents from broken marriages, the Lancashire town has the UK’s highest proportion of divorced residents. Hastings in East Sussex is only slightly behind, with 12.8 per cent of people living…

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