Almost 70 million people in the U.S. report being estranged from a family member.
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There is a common misconception that family estrangement is a particular event or outcome. Rather, it’s often based on ongoing issues.
A new book looks at the family court system, just as the Family Court of Australia merges with the Federal Circuit Court.
Domestic violence and coercive controlling behaviours are occurring in shared parenting arrangements more than was previously thought.
There’s a need to better understand coercive control as an important component of domestic violence when it comes to making decisions around co-parenting.
DNA can solve all sorts of mysteries, including the sometimes thorny question of paternity.
A lie about children’s paternity back in 1700 means tens of thousands of South Africans today are using the wrong surname.
Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce on 3 May, 2021.
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Our preoccupation with the personal relationships of big donors is overshadowing charitable efforts.
As we head into spring and summer, the most popular seasons for home improvement, it’s important for couples to set ground rules before breaking ground.
An architect and a therapist share tips for improving your home without sacrificing your relationship.
Customary laws revere patrilineal systems and this often comes at the cost of the well-being of a child.
Countries where traditional laws exist must uphold children’s rights and push for their best interest.
China’s new civil code was approved by the National People’s Congress in May 2020.
A new Chinese civil code introduces a one-month cooling off period for divorce – which has angered some feminists.
As research shows, divorce doesn’t have to mean an unhappy childhood.
Divorce rates are reportedly on the rise but these religious councils largely run on volunteer labour.
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Lockdown is putting more pressure on relationships than ever before. Couples should be able to separate peacefully without apportioning blame.
Suicide is on the rise for multiple reasons.
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. According to a sociologist who studies suicide, depression is just one factor among many implicated social conditions.
Separated families have to make tough calls over parenting during the pandemic.
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Social distancing can be especially hard when it comes to where children of divorced couples should stay – especially when one of the parents has illnesses that puts them at high risk of the coronavirus.
Co-parenting in the time of COVID-19 has thrown up a whole set of new challenges, including potential disagreements over who the child spends time with and whether they should attend childcare.
When parents fight, kids suffer.
The coronavirus pandemic is not like other emergencies addressed in custody arrangements. The best advice is to try to collaborate and cooperate – even if that’s difficult.
Randy Newman and Hildur Guðnadóttir have been nominated for their scores for ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Joker,’ respectively.
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In 'Joker' and 'Marriage Story,' sometimes the absence of sound can pack as much of a punch as dramatic music.
Is this a new and better way for modern couples to live? Here’s what the research says.
Children found it particularly difficult when parents couldn’t agree on where they would live.
Communication, contact and an end to conflict all help children accommodate this major change.
Protests by the All India Democratic Women’s Association in Mumbai against the new law.
The Indian government’s recent criminalisation of instant ‘triple-talaq’ divorce has stoked dispute among the very people it purports to protect: Muslim women.
More Americans are sticking to their wedding vows.
The US divorce rate has fallen steadily over the last 30 or 40 years. It’s likely because young adults are taking more time to decide to marry.