Divorce on the rise in Iran

October 23, 2014 0 comments

Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, divorce

I was interested to read that the divorce rate in the Islamic Republic of Iran is on the rise, according to official statistics. Since 2006, the number of divorces in the country has increased by one and a half times. Currently, 20 per cent of Iranian marriages end in divorce. Apparently, the trend shows no…

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Daily stress, marital status and divorce in the US

October 22, 2014 0 comments

United States

In a survey of well-being amongst a sample of over 130,000 US citizens, polling organisation Gallup concludes that marriage is associated with higher well-being as compared to those cohabiting or living alone. The results of the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index survey 2014 also yielded the conclusion that marriage fosters a sense of purpose through the…

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Paternity testing in India tested in divorce case

October 20, 2014 0 comments

family law

In a change from the recognised Indian legal convention that prioritised a child’s legitimacy in a marriage, over a divorce being sought on the ground of infidelity by a partner, its Supreme Court has ruled that a DNA test can be ordered by courts as a “legitimate and scientifically perfect” tool to establish adultery in…

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Avoid apps that could make your divorce worries worse

October 20, 2014 0 comments

apps, infidelity, divorce

I was fascinated to read in the Times at the weekend how many new apps are on the market to those worried about divorce with the potential to hide the user’s infidelity. Names like Spy Phone, Vaulty Stocks or BlackBook app provide a rather racy indication to their purpose for anyone wishing to snoop on…

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Divorce granted in Dubai following ‘possession’

October 20, 2014 2 comments

divorce

A Sharia Court in Dubai has granted a divorce to a man after she repeatedly refused to sleep with him and her family claimed she had been possessed a ‘djinn’. Djinns, or genies, are supernatural beings in Islamic tradition, mentioned frequently in the Quran. When the husband could withstand her rebuttals no more he discussed…

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Trader ordered to pay security pending divorce appeal

October 17, 2014 0 comments

finances and divorce

Oil trader Michael Prest has been ordered to pay £20,000 in security against his wife’s costs in a pending appeal. The businessman had appealed an order issued in July committing him to prison for failing to pay court-ordered maintenance to ex-wife Yasmin. The order was suspended until 28 October, on condition that the arrears be…

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Supreme Court of India ponders divorce riddle

October 15, 2014 0 comments

divorce

The Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi has been presented with a legal conundrum. The Times of India reports that a husband has a divorce decree from a family court in Kerala, while the wife has a conflicting decree of ‘restitution of her conjugal rights’ from a court in Bandra, Mumbai. The woman had first…

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Divorce in the Philippines a matter of faith

October 15, 2014 1 comment

divorce

The Pope’s recent Extraordinary Synod may not relax the ban on divorce that Filipinos currently face. The Philippines is the last major country in the world to prohibit divorce for the majority of its people. So what happens when they fall out of love with each other and want to marry someone else? Thousands of…

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Divorced father fails in bid to take his sons abroad

October 15, 2014 1 comment

children and divorce

A divorced father has failed in his bid for permission to relocate to the United States with his two sons. Y (Children) concerned an 11 year-old boy and his brother, aged seven. Their parents married in 1998 and moved to Chicago two years later. The older boy was born there. Not long afterwards, they returned…

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