Trader ordered to pay security pending divorce appeal

October 17, 2014 0 comments

finances and divorce

Oil trader Michael Prest has been ordered to pay £20,000 in security against his wife’s costs in a pending appeal. The businessman had appealed an order issued in July committing him to prison for failing to pay court-ordered maintenance to ex-wife Yasmin. The order was suspended until 28 October, on condition that the arrears be…

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Supreme Court of India ponders divorce riddle

October 15, 2014 0 comments

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The Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi has been presented with a legal conundrum. The Times of India reports that a husband has a divorce decree from a family court in Kerala, while the wife has a conflicting decree of ‘restitution of her conjugal rights’ from a court in Bandra, Mumbai. The woman had first…

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Divorce in the Philippines a matter of faith

October 15, 2014 1 comment

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The Pope’s recent Extraordinary Synod may not relax the ban on divorce that Filipinos currently face. The Philippines is the last major country in the world to prohibit divorce for the majority of its people. So what happens when they fall out of love with each other and want to marry someone else? Thousands of…

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Divorced father fails in bid to take his sons abroad

October 15, 2014 1 comment

children and divorce

A divorced father has failed in his bid for permission to relocate to the United States with his two sons. Y (Children) concerned an 11 year-old boy and his brother, aged seven. Their parents married in 1998 and moved to Chicago two years later. The older boy was born there. Not long afterwards, they returned…

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Caring decisions “worse than divorce”

October 8, 2014 0 comments

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Making decisions regarding the care of elderly parents is a more stressful experience than moving house or getting divorced, a new poll suggests. The Care Quality Commission regulates hospitals and care homes. It questioned 259 men and women, asking them to rate stressful experiences. A hefty 84 per cent reported finding decisions on the care…

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Gay couples divorce at similar rates to straight ones

October 8, 2014 0 comments

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Gay people and lesbians who are married or in committed relationships break up or divorce at a similar rate to other couples, new research indicates. In a study entitled Couple Longevity in the Era of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States, researcher Michael J Rosenfeld of Stanford University analysed data from a series of relationship…

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Sir James Munby annuls 180 Italian divorces

October 1, 2014 0 comments

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The President of the Family Division has annulled the divorces of 180 Italian couples after declaring they were obtained fraudulently. In Rapisarda v Colladon (Irregular Divorces), Sir James Munby found that the scheme involved at least one member of each couple claiming to live in Britain. In fact, 179 couples used the same address in…

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