Divorce & looking after yourself by Tracy Sapier

June 29, 2017 0 comments

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Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences that life has to offer. A time of stress and anxiety, an emotional rollercoaster that impacts on the family as a whole. It is at times like these, when you have reached a traumatic crossroads in your life, that some kind of support may be just what…

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Singapore couple face expensive divorce in Canada

June 27, 2017 0 comments

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A couple born and raised in Singapore have begun divorce proceedings in Canada which involves assets of around C$50 million (£29.67 million). The pair met in their home country in 1984 while they were both still married to other people. By 1997, they had divorced their previous spouses, married and had a child of their…

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Divorce: 60% of couples ignore MIAMs

June 26, 2017 6 comments

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As many as 60 per cent of couples seeking a divorce do not attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before taking their case to court. In April 2014, the then-coalition government made the attendance of such meetings compulsory for anyone who wanted to bring their marriage to an end. However, a new report…

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The digital age dawns: online divorce

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June 23, 2017 2 comments

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I had the pleasure of attending the At A Glance legal conference in London on Wednesday. One of the speakers was Adam Lennon, the Head of Family Modernisation & Improvement at HM Courts and Tribunals Service. He talked about the Court’s plans to roll out an online divorce system. Part of the talk involved a…

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Medical treatment, divorce statistics and more

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June 23, 2017 0 comments

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A week in family law Lord Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice, has criticised the thinking behind attempts to make courts financially self-sufficient. In a speech at the Palace of Westminster he insisted that courts are not ‘a provider of consumer services’. He said that “the characterisation of the courts as being service providers akin to…

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Divorce rate continues to drop

June 21, 2017 4 comments

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The number of divorces in England and Wales has fallen again. There were 101,055 divorces in 2015, a decrease of more than nine per cent from the previous year’s total, according to newly published figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number is also 34 per cent lower than the most recent peak…

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Divorce rates on the rise in Israel

June 20, 2017 0 comments

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Israel has seen a slow but steady rise in the number of divorces in recent years. Official figures released by the Rabbinical Courts on Monday revealed that 10,841 couples brought their marriage to an end last year. This represents a 1.8 per cent increase from the 10,653 who did so in 2015 and a 5.5…

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Divorce proceedings to be split from financial applications

June 16, 2017 0 comments

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Divorce proceedings to be split from financial applications From next Monday (June 19) family court divorce proceedings will run separately to financial applications. The rollout of ‘administrative de-linking’ across England and Wales follows a successful trial said Family Division President Sir James Munby and HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) deputy chief executive Kevin Sadler. …

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A third of all Taiwanese divorces follow short marriages

June 9, 2017 0 comments

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More than one third of all divorces in Taiwan followed marriages of less than five years according to new government statistics. There were no less than 53,850 divorces on the East Asian island nation last year, the Ministry of the Interior has reported: an average of more than 147 couples per day. The figure represents…

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Divorce: the View From the North by Alison McKee

June 8, 2017 0 comments

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The British media love divorce cases – they often provide intriguing glimpses into the lives (and finances) of the rich or famous. However, Scottish and English divorce laws are very different so you shouldn’t ever assume that anything you read about an English divorce case will apply north of the border. Where to divorce? There…

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