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Double Divorces on the Rise in the UK

The number of “double divorces” in the UK has more than doubled in the last year with a higher amount of coverage in the mainstream press being one of the main factors, according to experts.

A high number of disgruntled partners have returned to court to try and obtain more capital or settlements despite the divorce already going through. Official figures from the High Court showed that the number of cases rose from 14,690 in 2013 to 29,060 in 2014 in England and Wales.

Divorce lawyers and experts state that some high profile and widely discussed cases were the main reason for the stark rise in the amount of cases seen by the High Court.  The case of millionaire Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, in particular, was cited as one of the main reasons for a rise. The millionaire's wife Kathleen Wyatt was given permission by the Supreme Court to seek a payout 30 years after divorce proceedings had been finished.

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Social Media Significant Factor in Marriage Issues

According to research carried out by Slater and Gordon a quarter of couples argue due to their partners use of social media.

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Link Between Divorce and Weight Gain in Children

Children with divorced parents run an increased risk of being overweight, according to a recent study.

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The Impact of Divorce on Grandparents

Going through divorce or separation is undoubtedly a stressful and emotional time, and its impact can be felt not only by the immediate family involved but also by wider family members such as grandparents.

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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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