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Statistics on marriage and divorce in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency has recently published details of marriages, divorces and civil partnerships in Northern Ireland in 2012.

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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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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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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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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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Scottish Government announces same sex marriage bill

The Scottish Government has outlined its legislative priorities for the 2012-13 parliamentary year, which include the introduction of the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill.

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Composition of households in Scotland

The latest Scottish Household Survey (SHS) Annual Report, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, has given a breakdown of the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households in 2011.

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No prenup for Hollywood actress

Actress Jennifer Aniston will not be signing a prenuptial agreement with her husband-to-be, Justin Theroux, reports the Business Standard.

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US Supreme Court to hear international custody case

The US Supreme Court is to hear an international custody case involving a Scottish woman and her American ex-husband, reports the Scotsman.

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Modern women marry within same social class

A recent study by think tank IPPR has found that 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.

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