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Canadians considering divorce to cope with rising care fees

July 30, 2015 0 comments

New Brunswick Confederation Bridge

Some Canadian pensioners are contemplating divorce after decades of marriage to combat crippling care fees. In the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick, national broadcaster CBC talked to several Canadian ‘seniors’ who are facing financial difficulty after the care homes looking after their spouses raised their fees. Jerry Clark, who has been married for 52…

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Children ‘should be able to delete their online past’

July 30, 2015 0 comments

online, family life

Children should have the power to delete online photos and information about them, a new campaign urges. Backed by Minister for Internet Safety and Security Baroness Shields, the ‘iRights’ campaign “seeks to make the digital world a more transparent and empowering place for children and young people”. The measures proposed include an “unqualified right” for…

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Vulnerable Northern Ireland mother loses care battle

July 29, 2015 0 comments

Family Law, Northern Ireland

The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland has rejected a mother’s bid to have her two year-old daughter returned to her care. The mother suffered from a mental illness called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Triggered by “severe recurrent childhood trauma” and sexual abuse, “her mind has shattered into fragmented states or personalities”. Additionally, she…

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Singapore stats say marriage is up and divorce is down

July 29, 2015 0 comments

Singapore

Marriage is on the rise in Singapore and divorce is declining according to new statistics just released by the government’s department of statistics. The agency’s annual report indicated that 28,407 marriages were officially registered last year, which is a rise of 8.2 per cent year on year. At the same time 7,307 marriages ended through…

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Heiress awarded £3.6m repayment from late ex-husband

July 29, 2015 0 comments

finances and divorce

A “fabulously wealthy” heiress is to be repaid £3.6million from the estate of her ex-husband who committed suicide. The couple met in 1995 and married two years later. They lived together on a £30million estate and had three children. Their marriage eventually broke down and they divorced in 2014. Following their divorce, the husband was…

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Cayman Islands should provide legal framework for same sex unions

July 29, 2015 0 comments

Grand Cayman

The Cayman Islands government should legalise same-sex unions, or risk being in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, according to the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission (HRC). Currently, the British territory’s constitution allows same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, but defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The HRC…

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