Government launches separation app

November 29, 2012 1 comment

The government has launched a new web app aimed at separating parents. Sorting Out Separation offers information on the various legal, practical and childcare issues surrounding the end of relationships, including housing, money and finance, work and benefits, and resolving conflict. It is, claims the government, a “one-stop-shop for any parent going through a separation.”…

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Post-divorce parenting arrangements increasingly diverse

November 28, 2012 10 comments

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A study of separated parents in Australia suggests that child contact arrangements are becoming more diverse. The findings point to a shift from traditional arrangements where a father would see their children every second weekend, to agreements with more paternal involvement. The study of separated parents registered with the Australian Child Support Agency found that…

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TV chef splits from wife

November 23, 2012 0 comments

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Ainsley Harriott has announced that he is to separate from his wife of 23 years, costume designer Clare Fellows. A spokesman said: “Following media speculation, Ainsley and Clare confirm that they are currently living apart. Their separation is completely amicable and, as yet, they have no definite plans for the…

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Adults affected by childhood divorce, according to new report

November 7, 2012 1 comment

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Children whose parents divorced during their childhoods have a higher risk of “social and psychological problems” in adulthood, according to a new report from the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health, a multi-university research centre funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. According to the report, entitled Life Gets Under Your…

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Demi Moore divorce stalls

November 3, 2012 2 comments

Actress Demi Moore, has yet to begin divorce proceedings against her third husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, a full year after the pair separated, according to reports from the US. Kutcher has is also reported to have made no moves towards ending the marriage. However, sources quoted by celebrity site TMZ dismissed reports in the New…

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A note on the Vicky Haigh case

August 23, 2011 22 comments

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The case of Vicky Haigh has made lurid headlines today. She is the woman publicly named and shamed by Lord Justice Wall, the President of the Family Division, after making “entirely false” and “scandalous” allegations about her former partner. She accused him of sexually abusing their young daughter. Sir Nicholas Wall said: “Allegations of sexual…

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