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Divorced couples regret not having a prenuptial agreement

As wedding season kicks into high gear, a new survey from America has revealed the importance of pre-marriage financial discussions and prenuptial agreements.

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Should the ring be returned after a broken engagement?

American legal advice website, Findlaw.com, offers advice for couples who have just ended an engagement on the difficult question of whether the engagement ring should be returned. According to the website, with an estimated 15 - 20% of engagements broken off annually, it's a question that's more common than people might think.

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Foster carers needed for Scottish teenagers

There is an urgent need for more foster carers for teenagers across Scotland, new research from the Fostering Network has found.

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New figures show level of child maintenance arrears

New figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions show that, in each one of the UK's 650 parliamentary constituencies, child maintenance arrears owed to parents with main care of children is now at least £1million.

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Separation and divorce in America

A recent study from America into relationship breakdown and separation has found that 79% of couples who separate will eventually go on to divorce, reports USA Today.

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Facts on fathers

The US Census Bureau has published a series of facts on fathers in America.

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Inequality in treatment of Scottish kinship carers

Recent research from CHILDREN 1ST has found that the financial support kinship carers receive in Scotland can vary, depending on where they live.

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CSA quarterly summary of statistics

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, which is responsible for the functions of the Child Support Agency (CSA), has published the latest statistics on CSA operations. The CSA is responsible for tracing non-resident parents, working out how much child maintenance they should pay and collecting and enforcing payments.

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'Date Nights' can reduce risk of divorce

A recent report from America has found that finding time for 'date nights' or other one-on-one time can bring many relationship benefits for couples.

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Having children can affect relationships

A recent survey by website Netmums has found that having children can put relationships under strain.

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First forced marriage order

The first protection order has been issued in Scotland to protect a victim of forced marriage.

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More children born outwith marriage

Recent research from America by the National Center for Health Statistics has found that there has been an increase in the number of children born outside marriage across American women of all age groups.

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Modern women no longer 'marrying up'

British women and men are choosing to marry partners who are increasingly from the same social class as themselves, despite modern society offering them more choice than ever before, according to new research by the think tank IPPR. The new analysis is part of an on-going IPPR project on how women’s aspirations have changed across different generations.

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Court of Appeal rules in civil partnership split

A business man has won his appeal to the Court of Appeal in England over the amount of money awarded in a 'divorce' settlement to his former civil partner, reports the Herald.

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Family conflict and violence affecting four million families

New research from the national charity, 4Children, has revealed the extent of conflict and violence in Britain’s families.

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A missed chance to tackle family breakdown

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has given its verdict on the Budget, and comments that whilst it welcomes the removal of the ‘cliff edge’ from the proposed child benefit reforms, there remains a fundamental flaw within the Government’s plans that could threaten a new wave of family instability and breakdown.

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Scotland failing fostered children

The Fostering Network has warned the Scottish Government that if it fails to give fostered children proper financial support then these children will not have their essential needs met.

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Breaking the stereotypes of the UK's single parents

To celebrate the fantastic job done by single mums this Mother’s Day, single parent charity, Gingerbread, has launched a myth-buster to show the reality of single parent life in 2012.

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Feckless fathers should be forced to provide for their children

A new report by think tank Policy Exchange has said that fathers who no longer live with their partners and are on benefits should be made to work if they refuse to take financial responsibility for their children.

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Singles in America study

Match.com, the online dating site, has released findings from its second annual Singles in America study.

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