Financial advisors encouraged to work in family law

July 4, 2017 1 comment

finances and divorce

There is a pressing need for more accredited financial advisors within family law, Resolution has claimed. Currently only 42 advisors are accredited for work with divorced and separating couples in England and Wales the legal organisation notes: that is just one for every 5,000 divorces. Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of family cases have a financial…

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Acrimonious divorce affects children’s immune systems

June 6, 2017 0 comments

family life

Children whose parents divorce acrimoniously are more likely to catch colds in later life according to new research. A team from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh examined the susceptibility to infection of 201 adults by quarantining them, exposing them to a virus which causes the common cold, and then monitoring them for five days to…

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US state to ‘streamline’ family court cases

May 16, 2017 1 comment

family law

Lawmakers in the US state of Oklahoma have approved a bill which would allow a single judge to oversee all hearings relating to individual families. If signed into law, the measures outlined in House Bill 1121 would permit district and municipal courts to streamline domestic cases, reducing the number of days the members of troubled…

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Keeping a diary after divorce ‘helps heart health’

May 10, 2017 0 comments

divorce

Keeping a diary or journal after divorce may improve heart health according to new research. Researchers from the University of Arizona recruited a representative sample of 109 men and women who had separated from or divorced their spouses a few months beforehand. The study participants were assessed mentally and physically and then separated into three…

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Ireland to cut divorce wait in half

April 7, 2017 0 comments

family law

Members of the Irish Parliament have declared their support for a bill to reduce the amount of time required for divorce. Under the rules set out by the Irish Constitution, married couples must have lived apart for four out of the previous five years before they can begin divorce proceedings. A member of the Dáil…

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Anxiety during divorce: some warning signs

April 5, 2017 0 comments

family life

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult periods you can experience. It certainly represents a significant change in how you live your life day to day. Staying healthy will help you to deal with this transition and that applies to both your physical and mental wellbeing. So while stress is understandable,…

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Online divorce project ‘on hold’

February 23, 2017 0 comments

online, family life

Development of an online mediation system for divorcing and separating couples in the UK has been suspended. Once completed, the site will offer advice and information on the various aspects of relationships ending and enable users to proceed as far as legally binding agreement if they wish. It was inspired by a similar system used…

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