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How Could Cohabiting Couples Legally Protect Their Assets

Cohabitation is one of the most common living arrangements in the UK, with more than six million cohabiting couples in the UK. Although there are some rules in Scotland in place to protect those cohabiting, there are numerous steps that couples can take to further protect themselves.

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Cohabitation Families Increase Across the UK

The number of cohabitation families in the UK has increased by 29.7% according to statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Study reveals major changes in families worldwide

A recent report has given an insight into family trends in 60 countries across the world, and identified key family factors affecting child and family well-being.

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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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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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The changing shape of Australian families

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

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Today's 'unconventional' families were the Victorian norm

The prevalence of single-parent households and ‘boomerang’ children may seem like a modern phenomenon, but new research has revealed that these ‘unconventional’ households are actually deep-rooted in British history.

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American households are getting older

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century.

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Young people living with their parents

The number of people aged 20 to 34 who still live with their parents increased by 20% between 1997 and 2011, according to analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Wide variety of family structures

Parenting website, Netmums, has recently carried out a survey which found there 35 different family types currently in existence in the UK, reports the Scotsman.

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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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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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Money is the biggest cause of strife for couples

More than a quarter (27%) of Britain’s couples over the age of 40 say that money is the biggest cause of arguments in their household. The new research from Prudential raises fresh concerns that British couples are sleepwalking into retirement without properly discussing their financial arrangements. The figures suggest that the state of their finances is more likely to cause couples to fall out than disagreements over housework, staying out late or their partner’s choice of friends.

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Britain wakes up to modern family forms

The traditional 2.4 British family is a thing of the past, with eight out of ten people now describing their family set-up as not traditional, or not conforming to the stereotypical two married parents with two or more children. The majority of people feel their family is unrepresented by politicians, the media and advertising, with 52% claiming the Government does not take their family set-up into account.

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Falling marriage rates linked to economic downturn

A recent study from America has claimed that the decline in marriage and childbirth rates has contributed to the economic downturn in many of the world's wealthiest nations.

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