Divorce law ‘increases conflict’ between couples

October 30, 2017 3 comments

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The current divorce law in England and Wales unnecessarily increases conflict between separating spouses, a charity claims. In research published today, the Nuffield Foundation suggested that divorce petitions often do not accurately represent why a marriage broke down and called for the introduction of no fault divorce. Currently, couples in England and Wales who want…

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The urgency of divorce reform

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April 13, 2017 3 comments

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The Nuffield Foundation has just published research highlighting the need for urgent reform of divorce law in England and Wales. This comes on the back of the recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Owens v Owens. In that case the Court of Appeal refused to overturn the decision of a judge in the…

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Poor children ‘ten times more likely to be taken into care’

February 28, 2017 1 comment

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Children who live in poor areas are a startling ten times more likely to be taken into care, according to new research. Working with social research organisation the Nuffield Foundation, academics from English, Scottish and Welsh universities examined the life histories of more than 35,000 children who were either in the care system or who…

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