Category Archive: Marriage/Family Life

Jan 12

WALES/ENGLAND – David Cameron unveils marriage tax breaks plan

Plans for some married couples to get tax breaks worth up to £200 a year have been announced by David Cameron.   The prime minister said some four million couples would benefit from the move   The prime minister said four million couples would benefit from a £1,000 transferable tax allowance from 2015. The move, …

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Jan 11

EU – MEPs call for equal property rights for registered partners and married couples

Rules will not apply to United Kingdom     International couples in registered partnerships should have the same right as married ones to choose which member state’s national law will govern their property rights if the relationship ends, the European Parliament has resolved. The Parliament has recommended that draft legislation be amended to this end. …

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Dec 16

WALES/ENGLAND – “Common Law Marriage” myth needs addressing, say MPs

A survey of MPs has revealed that 69% of Parliamentarians agree there is a mistaken belief in the existence of “common law marriage” among their constituents, and that 57% believe the law needs to be changed to provide greater protection for unmarried couples upon separation.     UPDATE 16/09/13 (11.40am): You can find Lord Marks’ …

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Dec 14

UK – Marriage ‘no longer the foundation stone of family life’

Marriage is no longer the foundation stone of family life in Britain, a major study of public opinion suggests.   Only a minority of people now view marriage as the starting point for bringing up children, with support for that view almost halving in less than 25 years Photo: ALAMY   SOURCE: The Telegraph

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Dec 14

UK – Judge refuses to allow husband and wife to rekindle their marriage

A judge has refused to allow husband and wife to rekindle their marriage despite them both pleading for a restraining order to be lifted, saying they must first prove they can get on over the phone.   Natalie Nash, 23, and her husband Daniel, 24 Photo: Picasa   SOURCE: The Telegraph

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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Job insecurity leaves marriage the preserve of middle-class couples – study

Marriage is becoming the preserve of middle-class couples as growing job insecurity leaves blue-collar workers reluctant to commit to long-term relationships, new research suggests.   Marriage is increasingly a badge of middle-class status as working class men and women battered by the uncertain job market shun financial and emotional commitment, research suggests Photo: ALAMY The decline …

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