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Proposals to enable children to see both their parents are launched

Plans to strengthen the law so children continue to see both parents if they separate have been put forward by ministers.

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American couples fight over finances

A recent survey conducted in America has found that couples average three arguments a month about financial issues, and that three in ten adults who are married or living with a partner admit to potentially deceitful behaviour about money.

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Impact of divorce on fathers

Recent research carried out on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood has looked at the impact on fathers of divorce or separation from their partners.

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Study finds divorce numbers spike in March

A recent study by FindLaw.com has revealed that although January is generally thought of as “Divorce Month” by divorce lawyers, March also sees a spike in the number of divorce queries.

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Government to provide extra support for separating families

The Department of Work and Pension has announced that an extra £20 million will be made available to support separated and separating families as part of the reforms to mend the broken child support system.

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Support for families facing divorce

National support organisation Family Lives is bracing itself throughout January to support families going through separation or conflict with ex partners and step families, as the organisation’s new Divorce & Separation report highlights that couples are more likely to separate in January.

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Make mediation a resolution

New Year is the peak time for couples to consider divorce or separation - but Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly is encouraging families to consider mediation as an alternative to going to court.

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Helpline receives increased calls over children's aggression

The charity, Family Lives, has reported that calls to its Parentline regarding the aggressive behaviour of children have increased by 2%, but only 56% of respondents to an online survey had sought help for their child’s problem.

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Recession stresses and strengthens relationships

A recent survey in America has looked at the impact the recession has had on marriage, and whether it has influenced the decision to seek a divorce.

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Record calls to fathers' helpline

A national parenting charity has reported a high number of calls to its evening telephone helpline. Families Need Fathers is a shared parenting charity, which helps parents whose relationship with their children is at risk following divorce or separation.

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