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Research identifies ten questions to ask for martial success

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter identified ten key questions partners should ask each other before getting married, in order to minimise the possibility of future separation.

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Relationship Quality can Impact on Wellbeing

Newly released data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has suggested that people who are separated, divorced, widowed or single are more likely to report poorer personal wellbeing than those who are married or in civil partnerships. 

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Research Finds Evidence of Greater Gender Equality in the Divorce Court

New research from the United States has revealed that family courts are adopting a more gender neutral approach to the payment of financial maintenance in divorce cases

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Property Tycoon Facing UK’s Largest Divorce Settlement

A property tycoon who sits on the board of Formula One team Lotus is facing one of the largest divorce settlements seen in the UK after it was announced that he was splitting from his wife after 18 years.

Andy Ruhan, who is estimated to be worth more than £200 million began divorce proceedings last year ending almost 20 years of marriage. However, according to the Sunday Times a divorce settlement may be delayed due to a disagreement with business partners. Mr Ruhan is being sued by his former business partners for a share of the profits from the sale of 37 Thistle hotels in the mid-2000s, but the case is not due to be heard at the High Court until next year.

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No Such Thing as Gay Adultery in The UK

A woman has been unable to divorce her husband on the grounds of adultery because he did not commit adultery as he only had an affair with men.

Rather than citing adultery from her husband of 20 years, the woman was forced to cite unreasonable behaviour as the reason for the divorce. The man had affairs with at least ten different men throughout their marriage, and despite denying everything, the woman began divorce proceedings.

The matter, which came to light following a BBC Radio 4 phone in has since received national attention. According to the woman, she assumed that two of the grounds for divorce would be open to her in adultery and unreasonable behaviour, however, she was informed by her lawyer that adultery was not an option.

Although the woman citing for divorce could still obtain a separation through citing unreasonable behaviour as grounds, and that the issue did not affect the financial settlement, she told the BBC that she was in the minority of people in her situation who "care hugely about the betrayal and want to know that somebody somewhere has recognised that"

"It completely cuts underneath your sense of yourself, your sense of your marriage and you wonder why you were married to this person in the first place, did they ever love you?"

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Ex-Wife Wins All Husbands Assets in Landmark Case

In a landmark case in the UK, an ex-wife has been awarded all of her husband’s assets and his entire £550,000 fortune.

Dr Essam Aly, a hospital consultant, lost his entire fortune to his ex-wife Enas Aly after allegedly stating that he “washed his hands” of his family. Despite appealing that the ruling was unfair, the judge ruled that the initial settlement was fitting as he had neglected his family.

Dr Aly took the decision to the Appeals Court, but the judge stated in the appeal that the consultant did not deserve a penny of his fortune after abandoning his family. Dr Aly had not been paying child support to his ex-wife leading to his wife winning his assets. In total, Enas Aly was awarded the lump sum from the sale of a house as well as £310,000 from her former husband's bank account. Dr Aly had left the UK and stopped paying child support.

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Double Divorces on the Rise in the UK

The number of “double divorces” in the UK has more than doubled in the last year with a higher amount of coverage in the mainstream press being one of the main factors, according to experts.

A high number of disgruntled partners have returned to court to try and obtain more capital or settlements despite the divorce already going through. Official figures from the High Court showed that the number of cases rose from 14,690 in 2013 to 29,060 in 2014 in England and Wales.

Divorce lawyers and experts state that some high profile and widely discussed cases were the main reason for the stark rise in the amount of cases seen by the High Court.  The case of millionaire Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, in particular, was cited as one of the main reasons for a rise. The millionaire's wife Kathleen Wyatt was given permission by the Supreme Court to seek a payout 30 years after divorce proceedings had been finished.

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Social Media Significant Factor in Marriage Issues

According to research carried out by Slater and Gordon a quarter of couples argue due to their partners use of social media.

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Worker Left “Homeless” Following Divorce

A millionaire has stated that his divorce, which saw his wife obtain 80% of the family property, has left him too poor to get on the housing ladder.

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Calls For Fixed Fees Regarding Divorce

High Court Judge Mr Justice Mostyn has called for fixed fees and a cap on costs following a couple running up bills of just under £1 million in a divorce settlement.

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Link Between Divorce and Weight Gain in Children

Children with divorced parents run an increased risk of being overweight, according to a recent study.

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The Impact of Divorce on Grandparents

Going through divorce or separation is undoubtedly a stressful and emotional time, and its impact can be felt not only by the immediate family involved but also by wider family members such as grandparents.

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Newlyweds Advised to Share Household Chores

Newly married couples are advised to share household chores equally between them if they want to have a happy and long-lasting marriage, according to new research from America.

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Married people have healthier hearts

A recent study from America has found that married people, regardless of age, sex, or even cardiovascular risk factors, had significantly less chances of having any kind of cardiovascular disease than those who were single, divorced or widowed.

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US sees rise in pet custody disputes

There has been an increase in the number of disputes over custody of family pets during divorce, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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Having a baby after fertility issues cuts risk of divorce

New research has revealed that women who have a child after experiencing fertility problems are more likely to remain with their partner following infertility evaluations.

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Greece signs up to EU rules to facilitate international divorces

The European Commission has gave its green light to Greece's decision to join the 15 countries already participating in EU rules which allow international couples to select which country's law applies to their divorce or legal separation.

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Link between divorce and depression

A recent study by researchers at the University of Arizona has found that couples who have gone through a divorce or separation can run an increased risk of developing depression, but only if they already have a previous history of depressive episodes.

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Divorced women risk poverty in old age

New research from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow has found that women going through a divorce are risking poverty in retirement because they are giving up their share of the couple’s pension schemes to keep the family home.

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Marriage “sliders” run a greater risk of divorce

A recent study from America has found that couples who “slide” into marriage after a period of cohabitation are more likely to get divorced than couples who make a proactive decision to make a greater relationship commitment through marriage, reports the Daily Mail.

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