Marriage Foundation/Sunday Times debate:

19-Dec-2014

January 8th in London: "Is there a difference between marriage and cohabitation"

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Q: How many children won't be with both their birth parents this Christmas?
A: Over 4 million

18-Dec-2014

One in three children face Christmas without both parents. For the sake of the next generation, we need to rediscover the importance of prior commitment before having children.

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Better and better off apart: Whither the new ‘family test’?

08-Dec-2014

In the Treasury’s Autumn Statement this week, new rates of tax credit were introduced for the year 2015-16. These show small but significant increases in Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits.

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The Times: "Revealed: shocking cost of divorce for children"

24-Nov-2014

Sir Paul Coleridge: "Children almost never perform at their highest potential when their emotional life is chaotic, and family breakdown is the arch contributor to that. How many more studies and statistics do we need before we all, including government,...

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"Modern Marriage: Myths, Realities and Prospects"

February 15th, 2013

[Click on names below for a link to their papers and slides.]

Welcome and Introduction: Modern Marriage — Myths and Realities

Sir Paul Coleridge: Chairman, The Marriage Foundation

Keynote Address: Getting Married

Baroness Deech: Chair, Bar Standards Board

Research Findings 1: Divorce Rates – Myths and Realities

Harry Benson: Communications Director, Marriage Foundation

The Myths of History

Professor Rebecca Probert: Warwick School of Law

Dr Brienna Perelli-Harris: Lecturer in Demography, University of Southampton

Prenups – front-line experience

Ayesha Vardag, Managing Director, Vardags Solicitors

Prenups and the Marriage Bargain: giant step forward or giant step back?

Professor Anne Barlow, Family Law and Policy, Exeter University

Research Findings 2:  New, specially commissioned, survey of marriage, cohabitation and commitment

            Deborah Jeff, Partner and Head of Family Law, Seddons  


             

                         Baroness Deech                                  Conference room
         
  Professor Rebecca Probert               A welcome guest                      Paul Coleridge