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[28 Jul 2016 | No comments | 260 views]

Take part in this survey on stress
How do you cope with stress? Try this anonymous and confidential survey.
It is normal for people to feel down or anxious from time to time, especially when experiencing family or legal pressure. People cope in various ways, for example, seeking help from friends, legal professionals, self-help books, or a mental health professional. This anonymous and confidential survey is about what kind of coping strategies people use, and whether men and women sometimes use different coping strategies. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete …

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[17 Jul 2016 | No comments | 48 views]

The aim of this survey is to identify the kinds of factors associated with suicidal feelings in men and women.

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[25 Dec 2015 | No comments | 151 views]

December 24, 2015 By Janet Bloomfield (aka JudgyBitch) http://judgybitch.com/2015/12/24/a-christmas-letter-for-fathers-alienated-from-their-children/
Kate Winslet has been in the news lately, threatening to sue Fathers4Justice over an ad campaign criticizing comments she made in the media indicating she does not believe in shared parenting.
“ None of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me; that is it.”
The comments appeared in Vogue magazine, and Ms. Winslet does not deny that she uttered them.
Winslet, who has three children by three different fathers, may or may not be handling her family …

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[13 Dec 2015 | No comments | 50 views]

To some Christmas can not come early enough, the chance of relaxation with the family over the festive period is a much earned and anticipated break for most.
Yet Christmas may spell out a totally different set of emotions for those parents who have recently separated and will be possibly be spending Christmas away from their children this year.
This guide has been put together using the knowledge and expertise of family lawyers.
We will use their experience of encountering common family problems at this time of year and present …

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[6 Oct 2014 | No comments | 150 views]

EPA & RFFJ force LIFE Charity to withdraw misleading claims about domestic violence
The anti-abortion charity, LIFE, advertised for donations to fund a campaign to educate boys not to be violent to girls. The advert claimed that there was “ever more violence against women” and that “50,000 women a year are bullied into having an abortion by violent partners.” We knew both of these claims to be untrue, and we complained to the Advertising Standards Authority. LIFE was unable to substantiate the claims, and was forced to withdraw the advert, the …

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[1 Sep 2014 | No comments | 195 views]

This must be one of the best books I have ever read on any subject. If you read nothing else this year make sure you read:
An exercise in absolute futility
Whatever happened to family justice?
Nick Langford combines an academic researcher’s intellectual rigour with personal experience, as a father who could not believe his own eyes and ears as he stumbled for the first time into the madness which is family law. In his own words:
“this book tells a tale that has never before, I think, been told. It is the …

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[16 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 191 views]
Sentencing guidelines skewed against men

Woman jailed for 6 years for plotting to have ex-husband killed.
Man receives life sentence for attempted rape, and served 17 years until his conviction was quashed.
These 2 articles appeared in the same edition of the Birmingham Mail on 13/12/13. There are a number of facets to each of the stories. The man always denied the offence, on grounds of mistaken identity, and the discovery of recent DNA evidence appears to support that defence. The woman had a string of extra-marital affairs, and she tried to hire a hit-man …

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[12 Dec 2012 | No comments | 339 views]
Take part in a channel 4 documentary on shared parenting

October Films is making a current affairs documentary for Channel 4 about the current situation surrounding child custody and shared parenting following divorce or separation of parents. The film will follow ‘Sunday Brunch’ presenter, Tim Lovejoy, who is a divorced father of 2 with personal experience of shared care issues. We are asking whether current legislation in this area is up to date with the modern family and the role of parents in 2013.
We are looking to speak to separated parents who are implementing 50/50 shared access to their children. …

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[7 Oct 2011 | No comments | 306 views]
Male victims of abuse soar

SCOTTISH POLICE REPORT RECORD NUMBER OF MALE VICTIMS OF
DOMESTIC ABUSE
Statistics from the 8 Scottish police forces show an increase of 11.24% in the number of incidents that they recorded as domestic abuse or violence with a man as the victim in 2010-11 compared to 2009-10 (Table 1).
The increase to 9,648 is the 11th successive year the figure has risen.
The statistics published by AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland) show that over the last two reporting years, 2008-9 to 2010-11, the number of men recorded by police as victim in incidents …

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[1 Sep 2011 | No comments | 213 views]
Gender pay gap – discrimination or choice?

Female managers in their 20s are paid more than their male counterparts.
While the researchers argue that pay differences between men and women are down to discrimination, Ruth Lea, economist for the Arbuthnot Banking Group, says it’s nothing of the sort.
“‘The fact that younger women are paid more than men is a clear sign that there is no discrimination against women,’ she said.
‘In many cases women choose children at the expense of their careers, and I am fed up with people lecturing them that they are wrong to do so.’
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