Majority in Philippines want legal divorce

March 25, 2015 2 comments

Philippines, divorce

A majority of Filipinos would support a change in the law to allow divorce, a new poll has revealed. The Philippines, made up of over 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, is the only country in the world apart from Vatican City which does not permit divorce for most of its citizens. A recent survey…

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Woman divorced after instant messaging ‘insult’ to husband

March 21, 2015 1 comment

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A Saudi Arabian man divorced his wife after she made a disparaging reference to her husband in an instant messaging app. The couple used popular multinational mobile phone service Whatsapp. According to a report in Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat, the couple’s marriage had already been under strain when the wife wrote a status update referring…

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US law would include pet welfare in divorce proceedings

March 19, 2015 0 comments

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A proposed new law would require Alaskan family courts to consider the welfare of pets when hearing divorce and domestic violence cases. The bill, introduced in the state legislature earlier this week, was designed to discourage the use of pets as emotional leverage in acrimonious break-ups. Judges would need to specifically consider whether the current…

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How to cut your divorce tax bill

March 17, 2015 0 comments

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So the difficult decision has finally been made. Your marriage isn’t working and the only sensible decision is to cut your losses, get divorced and move on. You may feel sad, regretful, optimistic, relieved – there are many possibilities. There is no right or wrong way to feel at such a major turning point. But…

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Divorce clinic for foreign women opened in Australian capital

March 15, 2015 0 comments

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A divorce clinic aimed at women from foreign cultures has been opened in Australian capital Canberra. The clinic will provide free legal advice and representation to vulnerable women caught up in troubled marriages who might otherwise struggle to navigate the Australian legal system due to cultural, linguistic or financial barriers. The clinic will be run…

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Divorce, finances and the Supreme Court

March 12, 2015 2 comments

Marilyn Stowe, Stowe Family Law

This week, a decision by the UK Supreme Court made headlines nationwide. The BBC, ITV and Sky News all featured the case on their programming, as did local radio stations throughout the country. It was also picked up by both online and print publications. It’s not every day that a divorce ruling causes such a…

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Iranian woman charged with fraud after 10 divorces

March 10, 2015 0 comments

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An Iranian woman has been charged with fraud after marrying and divorcing ten different men over the course of two years. She is accused of exploiting an Islamic marriage law which entitles a woman to a ‘mehrieh’ payment once she is married. This is a mandatory payment from the groom to the bride which legally…

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Women apply for divorce more than men, study confirms

March 9, 2015 1 comment

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Women apply for divorce significantly more often than men, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in India examined the number of divorce cases heard by the family court in a suburb of Mumbai during 2013. They found that 70 per cent of divorce petitions were filed by women….

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Marriage and divorce both affect hedge fund performance

March 7, 2015 0 comments

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Both marriage and divorce have a measurably negative effect on the performance of hedge funds, new research suggests. Hedge funds consist of capital pooled from multiple sources which is then invested in stocks and securities. The extent to which a particular fund outperforms other funds in the returns and profit generated is referred to as…

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