New website for divorced parents

January 26, 2015 0 comments

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A recently launched website offers social and lifestyle advice to divorcing parents. Divorcedparents.co.uk is aimed at those who are currently going through the process of splitting up with their partner, those who already have, and even those who might in the future. It offers advice on the many issues that parents, grandparents and step-families may…

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Support group for Canadian children of divorce

January 25, 2015 0 comments

children and divorce

A support group for children who have difficulty coping with the parents’ divorce has been established in the Canadian town of Fort St John. Aimed at children aged 7-12, Kids First will be aimed at helping them to identify and deal with the negative emotions many experience as their parents go through a divorce. Children…

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Overestimating spouse’s happiness could lead to divorce

January 22, 2015 0 comments

happiness, marriage

People who overestimate the happiness of their spouse are more likely to divorce, a new study claims. Researchers from the University of Virginia asked 4,242 married couples questions about their relationship satisfaction and how this compared to how happy they would be if they were not married. Respondents were also asked how they thought their…

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Islamic divorce should not happen suddenly, clerics declare

January 21, 2015 0 comments

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A well-established form of divorce amongst Muslims has been condemned as un-Islamic by clerics in Pakistan. Husbands who divorce their wives by declaring ‘talaq’ – ‘I divorce you’ in Arabic – three times consecutively should be punished, the Council of Islamic Ideology has declared. Based in Islamabad, the Council provides advice on Islamic issues to…

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Divorced father ordered to attend church with children

January 20, 2015 2 comments

divorce and children

A father has been told by a judge that he could face contempt of court charges if he does not take his two children to Catholic mass at Christmas. Despite the fact that the father, only identified as ‘Steve’ due to reporting restrictions, is “definitely not” a Catholic, he was warned by Judge James Orrell…

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Court refuses appeal against clean break in divorce

January 19, 2015 0 comments

finances and divorce

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a husband’s bid to overturn a clean break agreement with his former wife. As the name suggests, clean break settlements sever any remaining financial connections between former spouses, preventing either party from making a claim against the other in the future. In Zinzen v Zinzen, the couple in question…

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Israeli woman detained for refusing divorce

January 17, 2015 0 comments

Jerusalem, Israel, divorce

A woman in Jerusalem was put in handcuffs for 48 hours after she refused to accept a divorce from her husband. The ultra-Orthodox Jewish couple had seven children together before they separated four years ago. In 2012, at the Israeli Family Affairs Court, the parents agreed that the mother should have the family home which…

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Wife given permission to appeal divorce settlement

January 15, 2015 0 comments

finances and divorce

The former wife of a Jordanian has been granted permission to appeal her financial settlement. In Chapman v Kawash, the couple in question were married “for a relatively few years” in the words of Mr Justice Holman at the High Court. They had no children. When the marriage “broke down”, the wife filed for divorce…

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