You haven’t done the dishes – I want a divorce!

When it comes to causing marriage break-ups, affairs and infidelity are way down the list.

What really gets couples racing for the divorce courts are seemingly mundane and trivial matters – such as whose turn it is to do the washing up or sweep the floor.

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Couples ‘are hiding secret debts from each other’

Couples are hiding their money probleems from each otherThousands of British couples are financially ‘cheating’ on their partners by operating secret bank accounts and by hiding debts, according to new research.

The Co-operative Bank found that married and cohabiting couples have a total of £41billion debt that their partners know nothing about.

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Woman not entitled to ex-husband’s increased income

A woman whose ex-husband’s business earnings dramatically increased shortly after their divorce has lost her claim for a share in the windfall.

The couple had separated for a long time before their divorce was finalised and the woman did not play any part in the success of the business.

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Cohabiting couples should sign living together agreements

The President of the Family division of the High Court believes that cohabiting couples do not have enough legal protection if their relationship breaks down.

Sir Nicholas Wall is one of the leading judges in the UK. He said it is usually women who lose out because there are no laws in the current system to specify how a separating couple should divide their assets.

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More over 60s getting divorced

More couples than ever are getting divorced as they reach the Autumn of their lives.

Figures show that divorce rates in general went down by 11% from 2007-2009. That fall would have been greater if it hadn’t been for the over 60s bucking the trend. Their divorce rate rose by 4.2%.

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