Update: Russian couple finally divorce

July 22, 2014 0 comments

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Back in May, I wrote about the case of a Russian couple whose divorce was not considered ‘valid’ in the UK despite the fact that the wife has since remarried. Now though, they have finally managed to get a divorce. In Solovyev v Solovyev, the husband applied to the English Family Court for a divorce…

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Russian husband’s divorce settlement appeal denied

July 21, 2014 0 comments

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A Russian man has been denied permission to appeal his divorce settlement. In B v K, the man’s ex-wife, also Russian, was awarded a lump sum of £627,250. This settlement was decided based on the couple’s combined assets of £2.6 million. These included the former matrimonial home in London, a property in the United States…

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Divorce-related sleep trouble can lead to high blood pressure

July 19, 2014 0 comments

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Sleeping poorly after divorce can lead to an increase in blood pressure, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Arizona said problems associated with sleeping could explain the wealth of data that shows people’s health suffers after a divorce. The study examined 138 people who had recently gotten divorced or separated from their…

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Does having a daughter cause divorce?

July 17, 2014 1 comment

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Could having a daughter actually cause a couple to divorce? For a long time, that has been the conventional wisdom among academics and the general public. Divorce is statistically more common in families who have firstborn daughters and, for years, this has led many to believe men simply prefer male children. The idea is that…

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Australia reconsiders family intervention as cost of divorce reaches $14 billion a year

July 15, 2014 3 comments

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Australian Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews is to re-examine family early intervention strategies across the country as the annual cost of divorce and separation across the country reaches AU $14 billion (£7.6bn). According to a News Corp analysis reported in The Australian, the government will spend $12.5 billion on financial support for single parents over…

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Reporting financial remedy proceedings in a divorce by John Bolch

July 9, 2014 1 comment

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As Marilyn Stowe explained here last month, the upcoming divorce between hedge fund manager Chris Hohn and his estranged wife Jamie may lead to Britain’s biggest ever financial settlement. Naturally, the case has generated considerable interest in the media. It was interesting, therefore, to read that Mrs Justice Roberts has permitted the media to publish…

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Media allowed to report Hohn divorce

July 8, 2014 0 comments

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A hedge fund billionaire’s bid to impost a blanket bank on reporting of his divorce has been rejected by Mrs Justice Roberts at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Christopher Hohn had tried to impose a ban on media coverage of his pending divorce from wife Jamie. While divorces in England are typically heard…

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