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Husband’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’

A woman is divorcing her husband on the grounds of ‘unreasonable behaviour’ after he refused to go along with her attempts to bring some ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ adventure to their marriage, reports the Daily Mail.

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‘State must support grandparent carers’, says YouGov poll

A nationwide poll has given a massive boost to grandparent carers, backing the case for giving them the same support as foster carers. This comes at a time when charities are concerned that new welfare reform proposals could penalise families taking on additional caring responsibilities.

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Lifting the lid on adoption myths

New UK-wide research released by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) has revealed that almost a fifth (19%) of the UK public believe that being over the age of 40 would prevent a person being eligible to adopt a child.

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Greater protection for children who move abroad

The 1996 Hague Convention is now in force in the UK, and as a result children from the UK will have international protection if they move to another country outside the European Union.

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Latest figures on domestic abuse in Scotland

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has recently published statistics on the number of incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police forces in Scotland over 2010-11 and 2011-12.

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Care system denies fostered children a proper childhood

A new report from the Fostering Network has claimed that children in care are being denied the chance to experience a full and proper childhood because too many foster carers are not allowed to make basic decisions.

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Most common relationship niggles

A recent survey has found that, on average, couples can think of 12 annoying habits their partner possesses.

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Conference to focus on needs of domestic violence victims

The European Network WAVE (Women against Violence Europe) is organising its 14th Annual Conference, which will focus on the needs of women and girls who have experienced violence and the services that support them.

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Russell Crowe's prenup comes into play

Following the news that Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer are to divorce, news sites have been reporting that the couple signed a prenuptial agreement when they got married in 2003.

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Domestic violence – a Presidential Proclamation

US President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation on 1st October, to mark the start of the US National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012.

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Alcohol and the family – the reality

A new report warns of the stark reality of life for families where drinking has reached hazardous levels and is calling for a series of wide ranging reforms to tackle the problem. The report, by charity 4Children, demands better support and information for families.

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Most couples are happy in their marriage

According to a new survey of married couples, over 90% of them are happy in their marriage, and 17% would go so far as to say their relationship was 'perfect', reports the Daily Mail.

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Scottish Government launches national parenting strategy

The Scottish Government has launched its national parenting strategy, which aims to provide Scotland's parents with easier and better access to information and support.

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Call for all Scottish foster carers to be paid

The Fostering Network has released the results of a recent survey, which shows that 90% of children living with foster families believe that their carers should be paid a wage or fee like staff in children's homes. Currently only around half of foster carers are paid anything at all.

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New study into 'efficiency' of divorce

A new study by a researcher at Iowa State University has found that around 25% of divorces are 'inefficient' and the couples might have been happier if they had remained married.

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Rise in the number of marriages and divorces in Ireland

Recent data from the Irish Central Statistics Office has revealed a 9.2% increase in the number of people who married in 2011, compared to 2006.

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Doubts before marriage can be a sign of future trouble

In the first scientific study to test whether doubts about getting married are more likely to lead to an unhappy marriage and divorce, UCLA psychologists report that when women have doubts before their wedding, their misgivings are often a warning sign of trouble if they go ahead with the marriage.

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Register General releases vital event data for Scotland

Recent information released by the Register General for Scotland has shown that there has been a 5.9% increase in the number of marriages that were registered in Scotland in the second quarter of 2012. The total figure for the quarter reached 9,155, which is 511 more than the same quarter of 2011, and the highest second quarter figure since 1993.

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Foster and kinship carers recognised

Aberdeen City Council's Social Care and Wellbeing Committee has agreed to a variety of increases to fees and allowances paid to foster carers, adopters and kinship carers in the city.

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Should women prioritise their husbands or their children?

A survey of counseling professionals from YourTango.com has offered surprising insights into the romantic relationships of couples with kids. Shockingly, the survey reveals that half of experts polled agree: wives should prioritise their husbands over their kids.

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