Divorce lawyer drama coming to BBC

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August 25, 2016 6 comments

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A new drama about the work and lives of divorce lawyers has been greenlit by the BBC. The six-part series will be called The Split. Set in London, the focus of the show will be three sisters, two of whom are successful divorce lawyers but work for competing firms. As the series goes on these…

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Italian man guilty of forging divorce papers

August 22, 2016 0 comments

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A married man in Italy has been found guilty of forgery after presenting his mistress with false divorce papers. Having fallen pregnant, the man’s girlfriend asked him to keep his promise to leave his wife, who was also pregnant, for her. In response, he produced divorce documents to show that he had done so. However…

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‘Mentally incompetent’ Kentucky man seeks divorce

August 19, 2016 0 comments

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Supreme Court of Kentucky is scheduled to rule on the case of a ‘mentally incompetent’ 88 year-old man who wants a divorce. The man filed the necessary documents in 2013, claiming his marriage of more than 20 years is “irretrievably broken”. While his wife agrees with this assessment, she is also her husband’s guardian. She…

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Indian man wants to divorce mother-in-law

August 17, 2016 0 comments

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An Indian man who married his mother-in-law has now filed a court petition seeking to divorce her. The 22 year-old husband lives in Puraini, a village in the eastern state of Bihar close to the border with Bangladesh. Earlier this year he scandalised the community by announcing that he had fallen in love with the…

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Wedding dress auctioned to pay for divorce

August 17, 2016 0 comments

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A Chesterfield woman has put her wedding dress up for sale in order to pay for her divorce. The 28 year-old fashion and lifestyle blogger claimed her husband moved in with another woman and left her to “foot the bill” for the end of their marriage. In response, she decided to post her wedding dress…

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Orthodox community raising divorce funding

August 16, 2016 1 comment

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An Orthodox Jewish community in north London has begun a fundraising drive to help members whose divorced spouse wants to take their children into secular society. According to a report in the Independent, organisers hope to raise £1 million to help pay the legal costs of divorcing members disputing access to the children, when the…

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Divorcee complains she has not received payout

August 11, 2016 1 comment

finances and divorce

The High Court has declined to issue an enforcement order against the estate of a Saudi billionaire after his ex-wife did not receive a multimillion pound settlement by the due deadline. Former model Christina Estrada was married to Sheikh Walid Juffali for 12 years until he divorced her under Islamic law, following a polygamous second…

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