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What Can Cohabiting Couples do to Protect Their Assets

The latest Scottish Household Survey has revealed that the vast majority of Scots are not married or in a civil partnership.

As such, we take a look at the findings in regards to family law and assess what you may need to do in order to protect yourself from some of the issues affecting others in Scotland.

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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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'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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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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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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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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Married or cohabiting couples look to partners for emotional support

A recent survey has found that nine out of ten people who are married or in a cohabiting relationship would turn to their partner when they felt in need of emotional support.

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Former cohabiting couples keep romance alive

Recent research from America has found that many former cohabiting couples continue to have a romantic relationship even after they stop living together, reports the Ohio State University Research News.

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