‘I’ve seen the cruelty divorced parents inflict on children at Christmas – and it’s obscene’

Dec 23, 2015 by

By Sir Paul Coleridge, Mailonline: A flight on a private jet might sound like the ultimate Christmas present for any child. But for the wretched children of multi-millionaire parents at war, this was just one more exhausting ordeal. It was one of the more bizarre cases that I faced as a senior High Court judge in the Family Division. One of the parents lived in London, the other in Switzerland, and neither was prepared to give an inch. We spent endless hours in court, at huge expense, arguing...

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What is the Actual US Divorce Rate and Risk?

Dec 16, 2015 by

By Glenn Stanton, Public Discourse: It is important that those who care about the state of the family have a realistic view of its strengths and weaknesses. Considered carefully and understood properly, statistics about divorce can offer us one important part of that picture. There’s a great deal of fog today about what the actual divorce rate is in the United States. Some say it’s around 50 percent, others—including some notable authors—say it’s nowhere close to that. Some incorrectly believe...

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Signs of push-back against Obergefell

Nov 13, 2015 by

By Michael Cook, Conjugality: Not all American states have placidly accepted the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v Hodges to declare same-sex marriage constitutional. Some are listening to advice from legal scholars that “state officeholders” should “refuse to accept Obergefell as binding precedent”. If this gathers momentum, there could eventually be some scope for state governors to ignore Obergefell as a precedent. Instead, they could argue that the Court had spoken authoritatively...

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Al Mohler: Contraceptives and divorce led to same-sex marriage

Oct 22, 2015 by

By Mark Woods, Christian Today: A leading Southern Baptist theologian and commentator is to issue a call for “faithful, biblical witness” in a book to be released next week. The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rev Dr Al Mohler, reflects in We Cannot Be Silent on the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the emergence of “transgenderism” and on divorce. Interviewed for the seminary’s Southern News, Mohler said: “I am confronted daily with...

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Alternatives to Divorce

Aug 24, 2015 by

The Ashley-Madison hackings are about to unleash a tsunami of unhappiness in a million homes throughout the UK, affecting the lives of two million adults and probably as many children again, assuming that each family has an average of 2 children. Were this an outbreak of flu it would be scaled as an epidemic with emergency measures put in place. We live in a society of “one-strike and you are out”.  Already the papers report that some divorce proceedings have been initiated. The...

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Why there’s no such thing as gay adultery in UK law

Aug 1, 2015 by

By Jennifer Tracey and Rebecca Smith, BBC: A woman who was unable to divorce her husband on the grounds of adultery because he had affairs with men wants the law changed. Anna and her husband were married for 20 years before she discovered he was having 10 different sexual relationships with men. He denied everything, but the pictures and jokes she found on his phone left her in no doubt about what was going on. When she contacted a lawyer to obtain a divorce, she assumed there would be two...

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