Acts of Kindness, news and Christmas: our round-up of news for December 2018
If you missed what we’ve been sharing last month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
From our blog:
Our 10 Acts of Kindness for 2018, small scale donations to ten very different charities that make a real difference.
Our article explains why.
From our social media:
We're urging the British Government to reform current divorce legislation in order to protect the long-term interests of children of separating couples. The Government’s consultation on reforming the legal requirements for divorce is open until 10 December.
An interesting article from the Guardian
“So, divorce is declining. But why? Is it a new era of tolerance, or poverty? Plenty of people are too poor to get divorced. Two households are more expensive than one. And a later marriage – which is fashionable – often means a more effective marriage, because the child’s impossible dreams are further off – and smaller.”
An interesting Times article
No longer is it unusual for a man to give up work or work part-time to care for the children. But Good Divorce Week, a campaign by Resolution, offers a chance to reflect on where inequalities remain.
Stewart, David Challen and the Hart brothers know the devastation abuse can wreak – and are challenging the idea that it is a women’s issue.
Yes - these poems do show how easily abuse can be hidden.
Cleverly crafted poems, to bring home the importance of this subject.
“There is no reason why litigants of the future should not be able to attend court through an app on their smartphone, the Lord Chief Justice has suggested.”
Often many books written for children of parents going through divorce are aimed at the younger bracket. This article is in response to a request for books from a 17 yr old. A few good suggestions, and why.
This article discusses the result of divorces on 20 somethings. Whether they felt ‘ashamed’ about their divorces or not. And how their attitude to marriage has changed.
Pre-nups are not yet legally binding in the UK. However, they can be taken into consideration as an important factor by judges within a divorce. BUT
"the Court ultimately retains discretion as to what amounts to a fair settlement."
People choose carefully and love to share their ‘first dance’ song. Now it’s popular to share your divorce songs. Makes and interesting playlist.
Yes - these poems do show how easily abuse can be hidden. Cleverly crafted poems, to bring home the importance of this subject.
Divorced but stayed best of friends. It can be done.
An interesting situation for Ireland. Irish family lawyers believe divorce has no place in the Constitution and that it is best left to elected representatives to take decisions and decide what is best for the population.
Domestic abuse - it’s always the adults.
Some tips that might help if you’re in this situation.
April 1st 2019 will be the day that a new law comes into effect that means Danish parents seeking #divorce will have to go through an obligatory course first. Do you think we need this here?
Sorry we missed this.