Short men divorce less

September 1, 2014 0 comments

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Shorter men get married later in life but have more successful relationships than their taller counterparts, a recent study suggests. Sociologists from New York University (NYU) claim that shorter men were 32 per cent less likely to get a divorce than taller men. They speculated that marrying later could be the reason for the significantly…

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Couple’s divorce costs are “staggering” says judge

August 28, 2014 0 comments

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A couple engaged in acrimonious divorce proceedings have spent close to £1.25 million on legal costs, a figure described as “staggering” by a High Court judge. In US v SR, the couple divorced after a 13 year marriage. The husband is British and now semi-retired, while the wife is Russian. They had three children, all…

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Mentally ill wife allowed to appeal against divorce settlement

August 25, 2014 1 comment

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A wife who suffered from mental illness has been granted permission to appeal against the divorce settlement she received. In MAP v RAP, the couple had married in 1981, with the wife eventually issuing a divorce petition in 2008. The previous year she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, previously known as ‘manic depression’. Following…

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An introduction to divorce costs by Nick White

August 22, 2014 1 comment

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One of the first questions we are usually asked by a new client is, “What is my divorce going to cost me?” But when it comes to divorce costs, there is no hard and fast rule. Whilst the divorce itself only costs a matter of a few hundred pounds, settlement of the financial issues surrounding…

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More than half of people regret their divorce

August 20, 2014 1 comment

Wedding ring

More than half of people who have divorced regret the end of their relationship, a new study has suggested. Researchers found that 54 per cent of divorced Brits said they had experienced second thoughts about their decision. Some of the top reasons given for regret included still loving or missing an ex-partner, feeling lonely, or…

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A little more on the reform of divorce by John Bolch

August 19, 2014 0 comments

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I wrote here back in May about the President’s comments regarding divorce law reform contained in the press conference he gave on the 29th of April (and also in the speech he gave on the same day to mark and celebrate the family justice reforms). The President has now clarified what he had in mind,…

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Divorce can sometimes be best for children suggests PM

August 19, 2014 0 comments

David Cameron, Prime Minister

Divorce is sometimes the best option for children, the Prime Minister has suggested. Speaking at a Relationships Alliance event in central London, David Cameron said separation or divorce was the right course of action for some families. He said: “Let’s be clear that there are some couples for whom splitting up is the right thing…

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Chinese city limits divorce rate to 15 a day

August 18, 2014 2 comments

Xi'an, China, divorce

A city in China has introduced a new policy which only allows 15 divorces a day. The policy was adopted by the District Bureau of Civil Affairs in Xi’an, the capital city of northwest China’s Shannxi province. It was introduced in an attempt to slow down the growing divorce rate. Each day, only the first…

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