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Commitment to marriage

Psychologists at UCLA have recently carried out a study to find out what commitment to marriage really means. A deeper level of commitment, the psychologists report, is a much better predictor of lower divorce rates and fewer problems in marriage.

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Scotland's foster children need more help

The Fostering Network has issued a warning to the Scottish Government that foster children in Scotland are being let down by a lack of proper financial support.

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Children affected by domestic violence

According to the charity, CHILDREN 1ST, recent figures released by the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) have shown that there were 6,585 Scottish children present at domestic abuse incidents during December and January. These figures are based on the number of incidents known to the police. The actual number is likely to be a lot higher.

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Fathers should face more pressure to pay child maintenance

A recent report has claimed that non-resident fathers on benefits should be put under greater pressure to meet their financial responsibilities with regards to their children.

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Child Benefit axe threatens fresh wave of family breakdown

Family stability will suffer a further blow if the Government presses ahead with its current plans to axe child benefit for higher rate taxpayers, a new report by the think-tank Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has warned.

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Convention on Violence Against Women

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have issued a joint statement on the Government signing the Council of Europe’s Convention on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence.

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Children will be affected by inefficient child maintenance service

Gingerbread, the single parent charity, has commented on the publication of the National Audit Office (NAO) report into the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

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More women interested in dating divorced men

Recent research has found that single women are shunning toy-boys for men with experience and are hunting out divorced men to date.

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SCRA publishes new information material

The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) has launched a new batch of information materials which aim to help children and young people going through a children's Hearing become more engaged in the process.

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EHRC helps civil partners win discrimination appeal

The English Court of Appeal has found in favour of a couple in a civil partnership who were defending a County Court ruling that they had been the victims of direct discrimination by the owners of a hotel. The couple had received the backing of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to defend the appeal.

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The key to a long lasting relationship

Communication is the secret to maintaining a long lasting relationship, according to a major survey from Saga of over 10,000 people over the age of 50.

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Aberdeen dads learning to be better parents

A support group dedicated to dads in Aberdeen is breaking down barriers to offer help, advice and education for fathers as they bid to become better parents.

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Appeal court hears complex custody case

The Court of Appeal has recently presided over a complex child custody case between a gay man and his lesbian ex-wife and partner, reports the Daily Mail.

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The cost of CSA cases

The Government body responsible for child maintenance has revealed the scale of the cost of administering some Child Support Agency (CSA) cases. A typical case requiring a variety of actions to ensure the payment of maintenance can cost up to around £25,000 over 18 years.

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Divorce at a younger age is harder to cope with

A recent study from Michigan State University has found that divorce at a younger age hurts people’s health more than divorce later in life.

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More money to help separating families

An extra £20 million will be made available to support separated and separating families as part of the radical overhaul of the Child Maintenance system, Ministers have announced.

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System failing neglected children

A new report by children's charity, Action for Children, has found that over half (51%) of social workers, and a third of police officers (36%) feel 'powerless' to intervene in suspected cases of child neglect.

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Government child maintenance charging plans under fire

Plans to charge single parents to use the future CSA, including up to 12% of any maintenance collected by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission are set to be challenged by a senior Conservative Peer on the final day of the Welfare Reform Bill’s Report Stage.

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No pre-nup could lead to costly divorce

Vanessa Bryant, who is currently divorcing American basketball player Kobe Bryant, could be entitled to up to half of the couple's community property, as it has been suggested the couple do not have a prenuptial agreement in place, reports the LA Times.

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Family structure and living arrangements in America

Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau has revealed an increase in the proportion of young adults living in their parents' home. The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents rose from 14% in 2005 to 19% in 2011 and from 8% to 10% over the period for women.

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