Policeman ‘targeted’ ex-wife’s divorce lawyer

May 23, 2017 2 comments

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A Norfolk police officer who deliberately targeted his ex-wife’s divorce solicitor has been sacked. In October, the policeman stopped the lawyer’s vehicle and issued her a ticket for failing to wear a seatbelt. A recent misconduct hearing at the Norfolk Police’s headquarters in Wymondham was told that he “knew that she was a solicitor who…

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Keeping a diary after divorce ‘helps heart health’

May 10, 2017 0 comments

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Keeping a diary or journal after divorce may improve heart health according to new research. Researchers from the University of Arizona recruited a representative sample of 109 men and women who had separated from or divorced their spouses a few months beforehand. The study participants were assessed mentally and physically and then separated into three…

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Angry Indian wife stages talaq divorce

May 8, 2017 0 comments

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An angry Indian woman pronounced a triple talaq divorce on her husband this week. The wife, from Meerut in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, recited the formula at a local police station in front of reporters, accusing her husband of dowry abuse – i.e. putting her family under pressure to pay, something which has…

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Israeli woman denied divorce goes on hunger strike

May 8, 2017 1 comment

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An Israeli woman whose husband has denied her a divorce for 17 years is now on a hunger strike outside the nation’s parliament. In Israel, divorce can only occur when both the husband and wife consent to it. However, when one spouse refuses to grant a divorce, they can be punished by the Rabbinical Court….

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African leader: ‘maintenance fuels divorce’

May 3, 2017 4 comments

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Spousal and child maintenance fuels divorce, a Zimbabwean tribal leader has claimed. Chief Mukota is a traditional court judge in Mashonaland, in the north of the African country. As the name suggests, traditional courts apply tribal laws in less serious, non-criminal disputes. They are presided over by tribal chiefs. In Nigeria they are commonly referred…

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