Divorces decline in Israel

April 24, 2015 0 comments

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Fewer Israeli couples divorced last year, new figures reveal. A total of 11,023 husbands and wives ended their marriages in the country’s rabbinical courts during 2014, Haaretz reports, a drop of two per cent since the previous year. In addition, there was a substantial fall in the average length of time the courts required to…

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Israeli court relents after divorce refusal

April 21, 2015 0 comments

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A religious court in Israeli has relented after initially refusing to allow a woman to be divorced on the first day of the month. A beth din (rabbinical court) in Jerusalem told a woman, who had travelled from France, that they could not certify her get (traditional religious divorce) because it was Rosh Hodesh –…

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Divorcees more likely to have heart attack

April 15, 2015 0 comments

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People who have been divorced are more likely to suffer a heart attack according to new research. Divorced women and men who had been divorced twice or more both showed a significantly greater likelihood of having a heart attack in a study conducted by academics at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. They analysed existing data…

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How divorce affects retirement

April 15, 2015 0 comments

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People who have been through a divorce have significantly less money when they retire than those who have not, a new study suggests. According to research from the financial services company Prudential, divorcees who plan on retiring this year are can expect an average income of £15,700 once they stop working, whereas the average income…

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New wife divorces husband for wedding debt

April 14, 2015 0 comments

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A woman in Saudi Arabia divorced her husband after discovering that he had run up large debts to pay for their wedding. The unnamed woman said her husband had been “tense” and unable to look after her properly as various banks pressured him to repay his loans. He had taken out a loan of 150,000…

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The practicalities of a no-fault divorce system by John Bolch

April 14, 2015 4 comments

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Yesterday I wrote here expressing my support for the introduction of a system of no-fault divorce, as recommended recently by Baroness Hale. Today I wanted to expand upon that by considering the practicalities of a no-fault system, something that Baroness Hale discussed and Marilyn Stowe touched upon here the other day. Just how would a…

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