Scottish advocate seeks cancellation of divorce

February 24, 2018 0 comments

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A Scottish advocate has applied to the country’s highest court to have a divorce decree granted to his wife set aside. Raj Jandoo, 60, was the first person from an Asian background to be become an advocate in the Scottish courts, a role equivalent to barrister south of the border. In 2010 he met his…

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Wedding photographers offer tips on spotting divorce

February 20, 2018 0 comments

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Wedding photographers offer tips on spotting divorce A new article on The Huffington Post offers a wedding photographer’s eye view on the dynamics of the big day. Professional photographers from across the United States recount their experiences amongst the confetti and champagne and suggest that, with careful observation, it’s sometimes  possible to predict which couples…

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High Court considers fraudulent divorce claim

February 17, 2018 0 comments

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The estranged wife of a wealthy Russian businessman has claimed she knew nothing about a divorce he says took place more than 11 years ago. At a preliminary High Court hearing this week, the woman insisted she had no knowledge of the “fraudulent” divorce in Russia before discovering documents in a safe. She now wants…

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Pensions and divorce by Angela Sussens

February 12, 2018 1 comment

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Often pensions are the second, if not the most valuable asset in the ‘’matrimonial pot’ during divorce proceedings. And amongst the options open to the Court in relation to these are ‘pension sharing orders’ and ‘pension attachment orders’. A pension sharing order transfers a specified percentage of a pension fund into a separate fund for…

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Brad and Angelina continue divorce in private

February 10, 2018 2 comments

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Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been granted permission to continue their divorce proceedings in private. The acting duo married in 2014 after living together for nearly a decade. Fittingly, they first met on a film set – the now largely forgotten 2005 comedy Mr and Mrs Smith. But their relationship seems…

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When divorce is just a click away

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February 9, 2018 0 comments

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In various areas of the country a pilot system has been launched, enabling applications for divorce and civil partnership dissolution to be processed online.  No doubt a national rollout will be considered after the pilot has been completed. Given technological advances nowadays, many systems are moving online rather than remaining paper-based.  For example, many banks…

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Gauke moving with the times on divorce

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February 8, 2018 1 comment

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Or: The Times successfully undermines marriage even more… I shall take no credit for it, but it is nevertheless very pleasing to read that the new Lord Chancellor David Gauke is heeding my calls for no-fault divorce. OK, he’s not actually said that the Government will introduce no-fault divorce, just that he will “examine the…

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Irish courts release divorce figures

February 8, 2018 0 comments

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A total of 4,162 couples applied for divorce in the Republic of Ireland during 2016, according to new figures from the Irish Courts Service. The figure represents a drop of 128 since the previous year. Meanwhile, 3,197 divorces were finalised across the country. Although modest, these figures reflect the fact that the Republic has a…

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