Alarming increase in Facebook related divorces in 2011

by Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A survey carried out by uk divorce website www.divorce-online.co.uk in December 2009 found that 20% of behaviour petitions contained the word “Facebook.”. A follow up survey in December 2011 has found that number has alarmingly increased during 2011 to 33% of behaviour allegations in petitions. 5000 petitions were queried as in the 2009 sample. The most common ...

33% of all divorces filed are court fee exempt according to the MOJ

by Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Many readers will probably know that we are avid users of the Freedom of Information Act and our latest foray into the workings of the justice system has thrown up yet more interesting statistics which seem to contradict other statistics. Last month we asked the Legal Services Commission to tell us how many divorce cases had ...

Nasty managers can ruin your marriage says Waco study

by Monday, December 19, 2011

Research from The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, Waco in Texas has found that the fallout from having a nasty boss can insidiously chip away at our marriages and harm our home life. To get a handle on how bad bosses affect families Carlson and her colleagues surveyed 280 full-time employees and their spouses. Participants ...

Fear of divorce is stopping live in couples getting married

by Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fear of divorce deters live-in couples from marriage, especially its social, legal, emotional and economic ramifications, says a new US study. Demographers Sharon Sassler, professor of policy analysis and management, and Dela Kusi-Appouh, doctoral student in development sociology, both at Cornell University, conducted the study. Roughly 67 percent of the study respondents shared their worries about divorce. ...