A balcony, celebrities & the seaside: our August round up of news

If you missed what we’ve been sharing this month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
From our blog:

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Civil partnerships for opposite sex couples legal in the Isle of Man

The times they are a changin’. Heterosexual civil partnerships are now legal in the Isle of Man, and Juliet’s balcony in Verona is now available for civil union ceremonies.


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Celebrity divorce roundup summer 2016

‘The decision was made amicably and with mutual respect toward one another’. Celebrity divorces don’t all go this way.






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I don’t like to be beside the seaside: UK divorce hotspots revealed

Heads up, if you’re your married in forties, live along the south coast of England, ring your mother every night, and like to spend, spend, spend, it might be time to move.




From our social media:


Often the affect of divorce on children focuses on those under 18. This article reminds us it also affects adult children greatly as well.


A new Dutch house design for married couples can just split apart, should they break up. So do you always have 2 kitchens?



Ending your marriage can have a huge impact on your financial future and your long-term economic well-being may hang in the balance.
Here are a few pitfalls to look out for and a few ways to safeguard your interests.



Divorce lawyers say they have seen a marked increase in cases in which family courts agree maintenance only for a limited period rather than traditional indefinite settlements.


London has long been dubbed the divorce capital of the world thanks to the sympathetic attitude of our courts towards stay-at-home spouses — the starting point for a division of assets in a lengthy marriage is 50/50, regardless of who earns the most.



How many marriages and divorces have celebrities had?
Yes, Elizabeth Taylor is in the group!


Here's a tip for all you men out there.
Researchers found that men who make fair contribution to housework have better sex life after studying 1,300 couples.



Another twist in this case as good causes benefit from the millions paid in the divorce settlement.



The continuing challenges faced by the brave victims of domestic violence.



A father of two teenage girls has lost a lengthy legal battle to get custody of his children after his ex-wife married a registered sex offender.



The end of the summer holidays is a peak period for breakups. But now couples are looking for fast and amicable ways to avoid being mired in the blame game, will the law finally catch up?