Family Life

How have divorce rates changed since no-fault divorce was introduced?

Separating couples can now get a divorce without having to blame each other for the breakdown of the marriage. Recognised as a “no-fault divorce”, couples are no longer required to prove the ground for divorce.

Now, the law encourages a softer, more constructive approach to separation, putting trust in the judgement of the couple involved. This is to ensure the online divorce process remains as straightforward and amicable as possible.

In this article, we’ll be discussing the impact of no-fault divorces and how divorce rates have changed since it was first introduced....

Liv Butler

Liv Butler


Simplifying Divorce: How to Apply Online in the UK

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 08/02/2023 - 6:23am

Divorce can be a challenging and emotional process, but applying for one doesn't have to be complicated. Thanks to modern technology, you can now apply for a divorce online in the UK, making the entire process smoother and more accessible. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to apply for a divorce online, helping you navigate the process with ease.

Step 1: Check if You're Eligible

Before applying for a divorce online, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria set by the UK government. You or your spouse must have been legally married for at least one year....

Active Devon Launch Free Active Summer Challenge for Families and Friends

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/31/2023 - 11:58pm

With the holidays upon us, and longer, lighter days, now is the perfect time for adults and children to get into a summer routine of being active daily. Whether being outside in nature or moving more indoors, staying active as a family or with a group of friends can be a great way to spend time together and improve mental wellbeing at the same time.

To help achieve this, Active Devon has launched a free summer challenge, Let’s Move, encouraging everyone to be active for minimum of 26 minutes daily during August. Any activity counts such as skipping, walking the dog, scavenger...

Roll up, roll up for free family fun on Exeter Quayside

After the huge success of last year’s Summer at the Quayside, Exeter’s historic quayside area will again be home to a jam-packed programme of fun and quirky activities for all the family. Organised by the Exeter Canal and Quay Trust, free events will be taking place over the school summer holidays until Friday 1 September.

Expect theatre, art, workshops, entertainers, music, poetry, Storytelling, games, circus skills and much more, with everyone welcome and no booking required. The events take place under the Transit Shed, right in front of the Exeter Custom House.


How to choose a fertility clinic: Your comprehensive guide

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 07/06/2023 - 3:39pm

Understand how to choose a fertility clinic with our comprehensive guide so that you can feel confident in your choice and have peace of mind.

Choosing the Perfect Pet: A Guide to Finding the Right Companion

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Thu, 07/06/2023 - 3:22pm

An essential guide to finding the perfect pet for your lifestyle! Learn how to choose a companion that fits your needs and will bring you lifelong happiness.

Joint Application Divorce in the UK: A Simplified and Amicable Process

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 07/05/2023 - 1:04am

Divorce is a challenging and emotional process that many couples go through, but in the United Kingdom, there is an option for a joint application divorce . This approach offers a simplified and amicable way to end a marriage, allowing both parties to work together and avoid the adversarial nature of traditional divorce proceedings. In this article, we will explore the concept of joint application divorce, its benefits, and how it works in the UK.

1. Understanding Joint Application Divorce

Joint application divorce, also known as an uncontested divorce, is a legal process where...

A Brief Introduction to Foster Carers in Scotland

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 06/28/2023 - 6:32am

According to the Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland: 2021/22 , there were close to 5,600 Scottish children being looked after by the Local Authority at that time. Almost three quarters of those children (4,155) were staying with the 3,415 registered foster families, as per the same report. While we do see a slight boost in the number of foster homes as compared to the previous year, evidently, it’s still not enough.

To put it simply, there just aren’t enough foster carers available in Scotland to take care of all the children in need of it. Anyone who feels like they can...

Survey reveals18-34 year-olds will cut back spending for Father’s Day this year

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 06/05/2023 - 7:29am

It can be hard to find the perfect gift while still sticking to a budget, even more so when there’s a cost of living crisis. A recent survey conducted by Create Gift Love, a handmade personalised gifting company, revealed that 53% of 18 and 34-year-olds will be spending less this year.

Tony Carr (39) co-founder of Create Gift Love with wife Emily Carr (39) said: ‘A lot of our workforce fall into the 25-34 age category, and we know first-hand how the cost of living crisis has hit them and their gifting budgets.’

According to research by , 87% of adults reported an...

Parents helped by innovative baby development course

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/01/2023 - 10:52pm
Building Babies’ Brains course co-ordinators came together to look back at success of programme that’s helped parents and carers give under-twos in Devon the best start in life

Community champion volunteers from across Devon came together at Exeter Golf Club on Wednesday (26 April) to celebrate a ground-breaking course they’ve been successfully delivering in the county for over four years.

Funded by Devon County Council and delivered by the charity Action for Children, the Building Babies’ Brains 1001 Champions Course helps those who come into contact with under-twos to improve...

IKEA Exeter reopens free in-store creche, Småland

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/06/2023 - 5:13pm

IKEA Exeter has announced the reopening of its free in-store creche area, Småland, from Friday 7th April. It comes following the closure of the service in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Rolling out the blue and yellow carpet, parents and guardians with children aged 3-10¹ can use the free service for 45 minutes when visiting the IKEA store. The wonderous world of Småland offers a fun and meaningful play experience for each child that visits. Featuring soft play, arts and crafts and toys and games, it provides a place for children to interact and play, whilst giving parents and...

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