Family Life

January Blues: Why Couples Divorce at the Start of the Year

The start of this week – January 7th – is ominously dubbed D-day as it’s the most popular time of year for divorce lawyers and solicitors. After the giddy heights of the festive period, couples often wake up in the New Year unable to handle the headache of their marriages. Richard Scott, Head of Family Law at Howells Solicitors, has helped us pinpoint the reasons why couples go their separate ways in January:

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 12/19/2018 - 1:04am

While Christmas is an exciting and joyous occasion for many, it can also be a stressful and lonely time for people affected by dementia, their family and carers.

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Exeter solicitors Cartridges Law back divorce reforms

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Sun, 12/02/2018 - 7:50am

Exeter solicitors Cartridges Law are backing a national campaign to change the law and reduce the negative effects of divorce on children.

This week is Good Divorce Week, an initiative which is led by Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and professionals from across England and Wales, which believes in ‘a constructive non-confrontational approach’ to family law matters.

Recent and Future Changes in Marriage and Divorce Laws

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:25pm

Laws surrounding marriage in the UK have remained largely unchanged since the Marriage Act 1836 was introduced. Since then the main two changes have been the inclusion of civil partnerships in 2004 and legalisation of same sex marriage in 2013. Divorce law has also undergone few changes, with the 1969 Divorce Reform Act which allows couples to divorce after being separated for two years being its biggest adaptation.

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Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2018 - 6:02am

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Top Innovative Ways for Mothers to Safeguard Their Child’s Futures

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:56am

Parents want the absolute best for their children, and occasionally this means breaking from the mould of tradition and instead opting for new, innovative methods. From preparing them for a better future where they can achieve all their dreams with ease, to simply taking an extra step that will help them if their health ever takes a turn for the worse, here are the top three innovative ways all expecting mothers can start to prepare a bright future for their child.

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Make your Christmas magical with Cotley Christmas Tree Farm

Authored by Attention_Media
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 8:55am

In every picture-perfect Christmas scene there is a family gathered around a green and twinkling Christmas tree where beautifully wrapped presents await underneath.

For over 16 years, families across Devon have been embarking on a journey into the idyllic Whimple countryside to visit Helen and Lester Bowker’s Cotley Christmas Tree Farm, to select their perfect Christmas tree.

Looking for Jennifer...

Authored by whitleyite
Posted: Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:01am

Is your name Jennifer Susan Phillips, maiden name House, you lived In Wokingham from 1950 to ?? then Dennis is looking to reconnect with you

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Halloween zombie fun at one of Devon’s most popular attractions

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:08am

Prepare for Halloween horrors as bloodthirsty zombies return to one of Devon’s most popular tourist attractions.

Following the success of last year’s event, The Bear Trail, which is based between Exeter and Cullompton, is once again being turned over to hordes of creepy zombies.

Sign up now for the event, which takes place on Sunday, October 28. Tackle the trail, wade through the muddy ditches and swing out of the reach of the dangerous lurching zombies as they give chase across the trail’s obstacles – and remember, beware what lurks beneath…

Cofton Holidays to host ‘fang-tastic’ events programme during October half term

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:59pm

Multi-award winning Cofton Holidays has announced a Spooktacular programme of events for little monsters this Autumn.

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Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 08/20/2018 - 6:20am

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