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Higher earning women ‘more likely to divorce’ in Italy

May 24, 2016 0 comments

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Italian women who earn more than their husbands are more likely to divorce, a legal organisation has claimed. According to the Associazione Avvocati Matrimonialisti Italiani (Association of Italian Matrimonial Lawyers), in as many as 20 per cent of the divorces in the country sparked by personality clashes, the root cause lies in: “…è l’incapacità dei…

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Children’s services in Birmingham to be transferred to trust

May 24, 2016 0 comments

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Responsibility for child protection services in the city of Birmingham will be transferred to an independent trust, it has been announced. The troubled children’s services department of Birmingham City Council has failed multiple inspections and been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted since 2009. In 2013, the council was branded a “national disgrace” by Chief Inspector Sir…

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Abuse findings set aside by the Court of Appeal

May 24, 2016 1 comment

family law

Findings that a 15 year-old and his father had sexually abused friends of the family do not stand up to scrutiny, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The boy, referred to as ‘A’, had been caught stealing sweets and batteries from a shop with three younger children in February last year. Following their arrest, the…

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Father places recording devices on daughter

May 24, 2016 0 comments

family law

A father placed recording devices on his young daughter to hear what she said to social workers during a care case. The girl’s parents were involved in a dispute over where she should live. Her father wanted his daughter, who was described as “a child in the later stages of primary schooling” to continue living…

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Indian woman petitions Supreme Court over divorce

May 24, 2016 0 comments

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A 23 year-old from Jaipur has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of India after being divorced by her husband. Agreen Rehman, 23, lived in the northern city with her  Muslim husband until he divorced her, sending a triple talaq through the post. She has now urged the Supreme Court to outlaw this controversial…

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Church of Scotland backs gay weddings

May 23, 2016 0 comments

gay marriage

The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its clergy to enter same sex marriages. Last year, the ‘Kirk’ voted to allow ministers to enter civil partnerships if they wished and the general assembly in Edinburgh has now voted to extend this principle, allowing Church of Scotland clergy to enter gay marriages and remain in…

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