Stepfamilies shouldn’t be held to ransom by a punitive tax system | Holly Baxter

By: Juliet
On: Saturday, 10 May, 2014

Financial disincentives to living together do little to acknowledge the living arrangements of more than 4 million UK children

Of all my favourite funny-because-it’s-true jokes that I’ve seen in stand-up routines over the past couple of years, Chelsea Peretti’s comment on her parents’ divorce is one that particularly sticks with me. “My parents divorced when I was one year old,” she says, “so I don’t really remember any of the details. But luckily my mom does, so she’s been really helpful.”

Cue familiar laughter from all of us whose memories don’t stretch as far back as our own parents’ doomed marriages, but …read more

Source: Life and style: Divorce |

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