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Why Might it be Best to Formally End Your Relationship?

January is traditionally the month where we pack away the last of the Christmas decorations, join a gym and start a new hobby for a week or two. We tend to reflect on the year we have had and think about changes we want to make in the future.

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Why is There No Such Thing As Gay Adultery in the UK

A woman is campaigning for a change in the law after she was unable to divorce her husband of 20 years on grounds of adultery as he only had affairs with men.

Under the UK, law adultery does not count if the person has had sex with a member of the same sex. The woman, who spoke on BBC Radio 4 while hiding her identity attempted to obtain a divorce citing adultery but was informed by her lawyer that she was unable to. She was instead forced to cite unreasonable behaviour as the reason for divorce with adultery not being an option as he only had affairs with the same member of sex.

Although she opted to divorce him under unreasonable behaviour and that such a citation did not affect the financial outcome when separating she is still attempting to reform the law as she is in the minority of people who: "care hugely about the betrayal and want to know that somebody somewhere has recognised that".

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High Profile Celebrity Couple Divorce

Celebrity couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced that they will be getting a divorce following almost ten years of marriage.

The announcement came following a joint statement on the matter after the mainstream had reported a potential divorce. The couple, who have three children, have confirmed that Affleck will continue to live separately on the same property as Garner for the sake of his children and the family.

According to multiple media sources, the couple is worth at least $150 million and announced their divorce a day after their tenth wedding anniversary. According to numerous sources, the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement but will work with managers, business managers and mediators to negotiate their settlements from the divorce. It has already been announced that they have agreed to share custody of their three children.

The negotiation process could take a relatively long time as although Ben Affleck has had more success on the big screen, a substantial amount of capital comes from syndication from Garner’s former show Alias. The negotiations may also be drawn out over the numerous properties owned by the couple with an LA ranch, a Manhattan apartment, a ski chalet and an 83-acre estate in Georgia.

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Women Challenge Unfair Divorce Settlements

Two women are appealing to have their divorce settlements overturned after they claim they were tricked into accepting unfair divorce settlements.

Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil both claim that they were duped into accepting unfair divorce settlements after their husbands allegedly misled judges about how much they earned and how much they were worth.

The landmark case could have much larger implications for divorce proceedings and could lead to numerous people appealing their divorce settlements.

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Social Media Major Catalyst For Divorce

A new study has revealed that social media is one of the main reasons for many Britons getting a divorce. According to research carried out by Slater and Gordon social media presents a “minefield” for married couples.

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Woman To Make A Divorce Claim 18 Years On

A woman is making a divorce claim against her former husband almost 20 years after their divorce.

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Government Scrap Decision to Raise Divorce Fee

The government has abandoned it’s proposal to raise the fee to issue a divorce following a consultation on court fees.

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The ‘Valentine’s Effect’ delivers divorce, not romance

Despite being a day of romance, apparently not everyone is dreaming about roses on Valentine’s Day.

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Many divorcing couples open to reconciliation

Recent research in America has found a surprising level of interest in reconciliation among divorcing couples with children.

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Survey finds couples happier in the country

A recent survey has revealed that couples living in the countryside have happier and healthier marriages or relationships than those living in the city, and are less likely to have a divorce or other relationship breakdown, reports the Telegraph.

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