Divorced man faces jail after refusing to leave home

July 28, 2016 0 comments

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A man who has been ordered to sell his Cumbrian farmhouse faces jail after barricading himself inside. The 49 year-old former helicopter pilot was initially ordered to leave the house, near Appleby in Cumbria, in 2012 so it could be sold in divorce proceedings following a split from his now ex-wife. The sale was intended…

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Husband’s employment status affects divorce chances

July 28, 2016 0 comments

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Husbands who do not have a full-time job are more likely to face divorce, a new study suggests. Researchers from Harvard University analysed data from a 46-year period which featured more than 6,300 married couples in the United States. Sociology professor Alexandra Killewald was the lead author of the study. She found that over the…

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Irish couples waiting a year for divorce

July 26, 2016 2 comments

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Some Irish couples are forced to wait for as long as a year before their divorce cases reach the family courts, new figures reveal. Figures recently released by the country’s Courts Service show that court delays mean divorcing couples in the counties of Wexford, Tullamore and Dundalk are routinely made to wait as long as…

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Iran blames satellite TV for divorce

July 26, 2016 1 comment

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The government of Iran believes that satellite television is to blame for divorce and drug use. This week religious authorities in the Islamic Republic ordered 100,000 satellite dishes to be destroyed across the country. General Mohammad Reza Naqdi is the leader of the Basij militia, part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a branch of the…

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Woman ‘missing’ following Tunisia divorce trip

July 22, 2016 0 comments

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A British woman’s family is worried about her safety after she went missing in Tunisia. The mother of two from Lancing in West Sussex travelled to the North African nation in order to participate in divorce proceedings from her estranged husband. The couple met in Tunisia in 2014 while she was on a holiday following…

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Judge rejects extra tuition claim in divorce

July 18, 2016 1 comment

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The High Court has rejected a woman’s claim for £60,000 per year for extra tuition. During her divorce from a wealthy husband, the mother claimed that her two teenage children needed significant tutoring outside of normal school hours. She wanted an annual payment of £150,000 to cover all costs relating to the two, including their…

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Most divorces in Ireland initiated by women

July 14, 2016 2 comments

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Two thirds of the divorces filed in Irish courts last year were initiated by women new figures reveal. Wives were responsible for 58 per cent of the 4314 divorces failed in the country in 2015, the Courts Service of Ireland has reported. None were settled out of court. The overall number of divorce applications filed…

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Lengthy divorce ‘beggars belief’, Judge declares

July 13, 2016 0 comments

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A divorce dispute which began as long ago as 2001 has been described as “scandalous” and one that “beggars belief” by a High Court judge. The case concerned  a wealthy commercial pilot who had divorced his third wife in 2001. Proceedings are still continuing, making the dispute one of the longest in British legal history….

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Domicile and expat divorce

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July 13, 2016 3 comments

Divorce & Splitting Up

In this new extract from her book ‘Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer’, Marilyn explains the concept of domicile and how it relates to divorce amongst expatriates. Domicile is a peculiar concept and found only in England. You are born with a “domicile of origin”, which you inherit from your father….

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EU plans reform of primary divorce legislation

July 12, 2016 0 comments

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The EU has accepted proposals for the reform of key divorce legislation Brussels II Revised. Also known as Brussels IIA or II Bis, Council Regulation 2201/2003 defines jurisdiction in family disputes involving more than one member state – in particular the cross-border recognition of legal orders involving children and divorce. The proposed changes focus on…

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