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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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Study Finds Link Between Education and Marital Status

According to a recent study from America, it is now becoming “unusual” for couples without a college education to wait until they are married to have children.

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Links between child abuse and domestic violence

Women’s Aid is highlighting the interactions between child abuse and domestic violence, as new research reveals the large number of at-risk children affected by domestic violence in England.

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New domestic abuse campaign launches

The City of Edinburgh Council is taking part in a new, multi-agency campaign to highlight the range of support that is available to the victims of domestic violence.

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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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Dip in number of domestic violence incidents

The lack of Old Firm football matches this year has apparently led to a drop in domestic violence cases, reports the Scotsman.

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Outcomes of inter-country adoption

A recent study from the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) has investigated what happened to around 100 young girls who, in the 1960s, were in the social care system in Hong Kong and then sent to the UK to be placed for adoption.

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France to introduce same-sex marriage

Draft legislation on same-sex marriage and adoption is to be introduced to the French parliament in January next year, reports the Guardian.

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Domestic violence – redefined in England and Wales

The UK Government last month extended the definition of domestic violence to include victims aged 16 and 17. The redefinition only applies to England and Wales.

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Births, marriages and other vital events

The Registrar General for Scotland has published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the first quarter of 2012.

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Finances causing rifts for American couples

Financial matters are the most common source of discord among American couples, prompting an average of three arguments per month, according to a national telephone survey conducted for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) by Harris Interactive.

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Attainment gap for looked after children “unacceptably wide”

Scottish Government figures show that levels of attainment for many looked after children, in terms of their exam results, are very low in comparison with other children.

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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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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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