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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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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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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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Number of Brits Living Alone has Doubled

The way that we live has changed dramatically over the last 40 years, with the number of single households more than doubling to 8.7 million UK adults, compared to 3.8 million in 1974, according to new research by LV=.

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Married life in retirement

A recent study from America has looked at how developments such as divorce in later life and blended families can affect retirement.

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Babies to experience more family breakdown than ever before

Latest figures from the ONS reveal babies born in 2012 will suffer higher rates of family breakdown than any previous generation.

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Facebook can be bad for relationships

Persistent Facebook use can be damaging to romantic relationships and increase the risk of separation and divorce, according to researchers at Missouri School of Journalism.

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