Family Life

5 struggles interracial couples face

In American society, interracial dating is one of the paradoxes, regardless of how diverse people are. Interracial relationships have become so prevalent in various parts of the world, too, even though some people can't just seem to accept this type of relationships. Those who have been, and some who are still in such a relationship, have admitted continuously that it's very challenging. The current society has been very tolerant of interracial relationships, but again, the challenges are there.

Claire Small



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Launch of new book helping parents who split to save money and focus on children

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:51am

A book offering advice to separating couples had its official Devon launch at an event hosted by The Family Law Company in Exeter.

The launch was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter Councillor Rachel Clare Lyons and Her Honour Judge Miranda Louise Robertshaw, The Designated Family Judge for Devon gave the headline speech.

Different summer activities for your child

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:07pm

It may not feel like it much at the moment but spring is just around the corner, and before you know it, the summer holidays will be here! Now is the perfect time to be planning your family activities and getting trips, accommodation, and tickets booked. You can often save a fair bit of money by booking early, and you’ll have the pick of everything if you’re an early bird.

A guide: What to get him for his birthday

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:09pm

Is your boyfriend or husband an incredibly difficult man to buy gifts for? If so, then you might want to check out the guide below. By doing so and taking the advice that is given, his birthday will no longer be a date that you dread, your Christmas shopping will be made a lot easier, and Valentine’s Day will be a breeze.

Here are some of the best present you can gift your male partner:

Cook him his favourite meal

Things to do with the kids over the school holidays

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:07pm

It may feel like they only just went back to school after the Christmas holidays but that time has come around again – the kids breaking up for school. The weather forecast is looking like it might be fairly mild and dry for much of the next week in the UK, so that opens up a few more opportunities for things to do to keep the youngsters entertained.

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Keeping your dog safe this winter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:23pm

As winter comes into play, the freezing temperatures can be dangerous for not only you but your dog too. With snow heading to Devon as we speak, knowing the right tips and techniques can ensure your dog stays safe and out of any danger.

What to Watch Out For

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Proposed change in law will mean greater protection for domestic violence victims

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:58am

A bill for new legislation will offer more protection to victims of domestic violence, says Dominika Windak from The Family Law Company. It means that, for the first time, the legal definition of domestic abuse will include controlling and manipulative behaviour as well as financial abuse.

Dominika commented: “Estimates suggest that each year around two million adults just in England and Wales suffer some form of domestic abuse.  

New State Pension & Increase in Workplace Pension Contributions

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 8:02am

The multiple changes to the State Pension made in 2016 has led many individuals in the UK to be confused over their pension and just how much money they will be receiving once they reach retirement age. This is problematic because it is important to be aware of how much State Pension that you receive so that you can make sure that you are contributing enough to your workplace pension so that you can enjoy your retirement and lead the life that you want to. 

Here is all that you need to know to make the right decision and start building towards a fruitful retirement:

Who’s looking after your dog this winter?

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:25pm

This winter, East Devon District Council’s Environmental Health team has been working hard helping people and businesses who care for dogs and cats to comply with new animal welfare legislation, which came into force on 1 October 2018.  

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

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 1:17pm

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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Tips for a dementia-friendly Christmas

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.

The stark reality is there are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with more than 13,800 across Devon. With this in mind, tens of thousands of families will be preparing for a Christmas with someone affected by the condition and many will be living alone.