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Congratulations you're divorced and free at last!

Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience. But sometimes the best way for friends and family to help the couple – even a celebrity couple like Cheryl and Ashley Cole – is by raising a smile.

Scribbler, the UK’s number one card chain, is selling a humorous cheery divorce card that is guaranteed to bring some humour to the occasion – ideal for Cheryl’s band mates and Ashley’s fellow players and supportive friends everywhere.

The card reads ‘Congratulations you’re divorced and free at last’ in bright and quirky lettering, offering a light-hearted reminder to divorcees of the benefits and of the fun that can be found in single life.

The full release is available to view on the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Gibson Kerr highlights "claim ignorance" among co-habiting couples

Thousands of couples living together in Scotland are unaware of the rights they have to claim against their partner in the event of a relationship break-up.

According to Edinburgh legal firm Gibson Kerr, many co-habiting couples across the country remain ignorant of the fact that they are entitled to claim against their partner if they split up – as they believe that only married couples are able to make such a claim.

The firm highlights that the law was altered in 2006 when The Family Law (Scotland) Act came into force, which made a number of significant changes in the law relating to divorce, separation and family life in general.

Among these is the ability for co-habitees to make a claim against their partner within a year of splitting up if they feel that they have been financially disadvantaged as a result of their relationship.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Edinburgh legal firm unveils divorce hotline

An Edinburgh legal firm is to open a special “divorce hotline” to deal with the traditional increase in marital disputes over the holiday season.

Gibson Kerr aims to respond quickly to calls over the Christmas and New Year period from husbands or wives wanting to discuss how to begin divorce proceedings or seeking professional advice.

Recent research has shown that 1.8 million people across the UK consider splitting up over the Christmas period. Counselling organisation Relate has also revealed that it receives 50% more calls from married couples over the festive period than at any other time of year.

You can read the full article at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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