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It’s Not Too Late for a New Year’s Resolution – Write a Will

In January we typically reflect on the year we have had and think about things in our lives that we want to change in the coming months. Many people make a pledge to lose weight, get fit or learn a new language. By this point in January, these ambitions have usually been abandoned. However, it’s not too late to do one straightforward thing that can give you peace of mind and secure your children’s future: write a will.

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Thirty is the ‘ideal age’ for marriage

A majority (53%) of British women think the ideal time to get married is between the ages of 25 and 29, according to a YouGov poll.

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Sweden ratifies Protection of Children Convention

Sweden last month became the latest EU Member State to ratify the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.

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Benefit claimants to pay more child maintenance

Parents on income-related benefits who live apart from their children are to have the amount of child maintenance they must pay increased from £5 to £10 per week.

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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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