High Court judge rules on permission to appeal in divorce

September 22, 2014 0 comments

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Litigants seeking to appeal financial settlements in divorce should apply for permission with the judge who heard their original case, the High Court has declared. The case of AB v CD concerned a couple who met in 1999. The wife, a journalist by profession, had by then already bought her own home in Bristol. Sitting…

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Chinese province launches trial divorce service

September 19, 2014 0 comments

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A marriage guidance counsellor in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi has launched a ‘trial divorce’ scheme to help struggling couples. Spouses in the region who have grown tired of each other can opt for a ‘trial divorce’, separating for a period of time rather than legally ending their marriages. To date counsellor Tong Xin…

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Husband awarded costs of contested divorce hearing

September 12, 2014 10 comments

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A husband who successfully appealed against a financial settlement with his ex-wife has now been awarded his legal costs. In H v W (Costs), a district judge had awarded the man’s ex-wife maintenance as well as 25 per cent of his annual employment bonus as part of the couple’s financial settlement. Both awards were given…

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Well-off children hit hardest by divorce

September 11, 2014 0 comments

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Children of wealthy families are more likely to suffer behavioural problems after their parents’ divorce than those living in lower income families. That is the unexpected find of a study by researchers at the Universities of Chicago and Georgetown. The team examined data relating to 3,936 children aged three to 12, taken from the National…

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Getting divorced? Know your financial needs

September 8, 2014 1 comment

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The breakdown of any marriage is excruciatingly sad. While emotions are running high, sometimes potentially out of control, it’s important, vital, in fact, not to lose sight of the fact that divorce is also a legal and financial matter. Finance is something that every divorcing spouse has to consider. The financial settlement will set the…

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Divorce danger zones: marriage worries by age and gender

September 7, 2014 0 comments

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The start of the school year is increasingly tied with the start of the ‘divorce season’, with divorce matters spiking in September.  The common denominator?  School holidays and their effect on parents. But figures suggest that certain people may find themselves in “danger zones” where stress and the risk of marriage breakdown are especially high….

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