Divorce dispute lasts longer than marriage

March 20, 2017 0 comments

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An ongoing financial dispute between a divorced couple has now run longer than the pair were married. The former husband was a commodities broker with homes in Ibiza and Verbier, Switzerland, while the wife was a model. Now both in their early thirties, the couple met in 2010 and lived a “hedonistic” life until they…

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The other woman and the perils of DIY divorce

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March 16, 2017 3 comments

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Here’s an interesting, and surely far from unique, scenario. What happens when someone dies, having left their spouse to go to live with a new partner, but not separated their finances from those of their spouse? The case of Martin v Williams is an object lesson on the perils of a “do it yourself” divorce…

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Nigerian wife ‘regrets first divorce’

March 15, 2017 1 comment

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A Nigerian woman is seeking a divorce from her second husband, saying she regrets leaving the first. The 39 year-old begged for a divorce before a ‘customary court’ in Ikole, a district of Ekiti State to the west of the African nation. Customary courts practice traditional tribal law. Her husband of just three years had…

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Good-looking people ‘more likely to divorce’

March 14, 2017 2 comments

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Good-looking people are more likely to have shorter relationships and get divorced, a new study suggests. Although such people are naturally going to attract romantic interest from people other than their partners, researchers from Harvard University found that they are more likely to reciprocate that interest than their less attractive peers. Previous research has established…

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Indian woman complain of Whatsapp divorce

March 9, 2017 0 comments

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Two Muslim women in the central Indian city of Hyderabad have complained to the Police after their husbands divorced them with the popular mobile messaging app Whatsapp. The pair were victims of the so-called ‘triple talaq’, a controversial practice in some parts of the Muslim world in which men divorce their wives by making the…

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Israeli politician calls for stricter divorce penalties

March 8, 2017 0 comments

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A high profile Israeli politician has launched a bill that would mandate stricter penalties for husbands who refuse to divorce their wives. Israel follows traditional rabbinical law in divorce. Divorce cannot take place unless the husband presents the wife with a get, a document certifying the divorce. If he refuses to do so, she is…

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Men think about divorce more than women

March 8, 2017 5 comments

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Men are more likely to consider the possibility of divorce than women, new research suggests. In a survey of more than 2,300 people almost a quarter – 24 per cent – of married men claimed they had at least thought about bringing their relationship to an end. By contrast only 11 per cent of married…

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Widows should not inherit ‘if divorce was underway’

March 6, 2017 0 comments

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Widows should have no right to the property of their deceased husbands if divorce proceedings were underway when he died, an Indian family has claimed. The brothers and sisters of a man who lived in the southwestern Indian city of Kochi before his death more than three years ago have succeeded in an appeal against…

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Chinese families rush to divorce as village faces demolition

March 4, 2017 0 comments

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Almost all of the married couples in an eastern Chinese village have filed for divorce as their village faces demolition. Jiangbei, close to the city of Nanjing in central Jiangsu Province, is scheduled to be bulldozed so the regional authorities can build a new high tech industrial park. The residents have been offered compulsory purchase…

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