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Celebrity couple thought to have signed prenup

A-list celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are rumoured to have signed a prenuptial agreement ahead of their expected wedding, reports website entertainmentwise.com.

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Doing housework together can improve relationships

The subject of how the division of housework can affect relationships is once again under the spotlight, with a new study from Brigham Young University claiming that couples who carry out the work together have a stronger and happier relationship.

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New York judge sets aside prenup

The decision of a court in Brooklyn to cast aside a couple’s prenuptial agreement has taken family lawyers in New York by surprise, reports the New York Post.

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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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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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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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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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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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New sheriff court rules following Children's Hearings Act

The Scottish Court Service has launched a consultation on 'Proposals for Procedural Rules in the Sheriff Court for the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011'.

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