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Police tackle domestic violence in Aberdeen

Police in Aberdeen have described a recent initiative to tackle domestic violence in the city as a success, Police Scotland has announced.

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Report casts doubt on link between cohabitation and divorce

A recent report from America has cast doubt on the previously reported association between premarital cohabitation and an increased risk of divorce.

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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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NICE calls for greater awareness about domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence and abuse can affect anyone, both women and men regardless of their age or where they are from. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has called for a wider understanding in health and social care, as well as in society as a whole, about how we can help people experiencing it.

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Charlie Sheen denies prenup rumours

American actor Charlie Sheen has apparently denied various media reports that he is considering having a prenuptial agreement drawn up in advance of his marriage to Brett Rossi, reports the Huffington Post.

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Lords warn child maintenance charges are ‘unjustified in principle’

Plans to start charging parents who need to use the new Child Maintenance Service have been passed by the UK Parliament, despite a warning from former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay that the charges for single parents were ‘unjustified in principle’.

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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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Child’s opinion relevant in international custody disputes

An important decision by the Supreme Court has suggested that in future courts will take a more child-centric approach to deciding where children should live in cases of international custody disputes.

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Domestic abuse crackdown in Aberdeen

Police Scotland has reported that its festive crackdown on domestic violence in the North-east of Scotland resulted in over 100 people being charged.

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Thousands of new foster families needed in 2014

At least 8,600 new foster families are needed across the UK during 2014 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for the record numbers of fostered children, according to figures from the Fostering Network.

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Census 2011 results enable better planning for the future

The latest release of 2011 Census data provides new insight into the life of families and households in Scotland, enabling better planning for the future.

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Rise in incidence of parental child abduction

There has been an alarming rise in the number of parental child abduction and custody cases over the past ten years, with around two children being abducted abroad each day.

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Adoptions in Northern Ireland rise

Adoption UK has welcomed the news that eighty eight children were adopted from care in Northern Ireland during the year ending 31st March 2013 - twenty eight more than in 2012 - according to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

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New Child Maintenance Service opens to all new applicants

The new Child Maintenance Service for separated parents to support their children has opened to all new applicants.

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Most fathers maintain contact with non-resident children

A recent piece of research has uncovered some positive findings with regards to contact between fathers and their children who don’t live with them.

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Domestic violence victims need specialist help

A domestic violence charity has criticised Government Minister Michael Gove for referring to domestic violence as a ‘life choice’ during a speech he gave on reforms to social care.

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Myths contribute to lack of adoptive homes in Wales

Harmful myths surrounding adoption are contributing to a significant shortage of adopters in Wales, according to recently released research.

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Lack of progress on domestic violence in Northern Ireland

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Brendan McGuigan, has called for work to be undertaken to fully achieve 12 outstanding inspection recommendations aimed at strengthening how criminal justice agencies handle incidents of domestic violence and abuse.

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The changing shape of Australian families

A recently published report has explored the changing shape of Australian families.

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