The mind and body in divorce

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September 29, 2016 0 comments

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My eye was caught this week by a short report in The Times. It’s a simple 200 word story about the actor Laurence Fox.. He’s best known, perhaps, for co-starring in Inspector Morse-spin-off Lewis.  I confess I am an avid fan. I loved watching Morse, constantly watch the reruns and the same goes for Lewis….

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Children of divorce ‘less religious’

September 28, 2016 0 comments

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Children whose parents divorce are more likely to grow up indifferent to religion, a US research group has claimed. According to the Washington DC-based Pubic Religion Research Institute, 35 per cent of American adults whose parents had divorced describe themselves as having no religion, compared to only 23 per cent of those whose parents remained…

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Divorce linked to physical pain

September 27, 2016 1 comment

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People going through divorce can suffer physical aches, pains and skin conditions, a marital therapist has claimed. Therapist Charlotte Friedman is a former family law barrister who left the Bar to found the Divorce Support Group, which provides a range of therapies to people ending their marriages. She said that “nearly all” her clients suffer…

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Billionaire divorce leads to privacy battle

September 24, 2016 0 comments

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A foreign billionaire’s divorce has become the focus of a privacy battle in the High Court. The man is reportedly a prominent political figure in his home country while his wife was described in court documents as a socialite. They have several properties in the UK which are apparently worth tens of millions but they…

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Chinese couple hold ‘divorce ceremony’

September 22, 2016 0 comments

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A Chinese couple invited friends and family to a public ceremony to celebrate their divorce. The couple, from the eastern province of Shandong, staged an extravagant ceremony featuring a large red banner hung along the back of the venue and even set a huge arch over a nearby road bearing coiled Chinese dragons and a…

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Chinese couple faces £1.7bn divorce

September 19, 2016 1 comment

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An extremely wealthy Chinese couple are in the middle of a divorce which could end up as the most expensive in the country’s history. The young couple control gaming and internet conglomerate Beijing Kunlun Tech, which has made them the richest couple in the country under 40 years old. They reportedly have assets of 23…

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Spouses ‘cannot withdraw consent to divorce’

September 12, 2016 0 comments

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Spouses cannot withdraw consent to a divorce without good reason, the Mumbai High Court has declared. The case concerned a Parsi couple – members of a ethnic community in India who practice the ancient Persian religion Zoroastrianism. The wife had agreed to a payment of 40 lakh as a clean break financial settlement. A ‘lakh’…

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