Arkansas tops divorce chart in the United States

January 20, 2017 0 comments

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More people divorce in the southern state of Arkansas than anywhere else in the United States new government statistics reveal. According to the data, from the National Center for Health Statistics, out of every 1,000 people in the so-called ‘Natural State’, an average of 4.8 will eventually divorce. This figure is considerably higher than the…

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Towards a virtual divorce system at last?

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January 18, 2017 1 comment

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As the sales figures for all of the big retailers have pretty well consistently shown in the last few years, online sales are increasing and high street sales are decreasing. Similar things have been seen in other service industries, such as banking and insurance. The world of the real is being replaced by the world…

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Divorce can cause eating disorders

January 17, 2017 0 comments

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Stressful experiences during childhood such as divorce may make women more likely to develop eating disorders later in the life, a new study suggests. In a survey of over 5,300 British women, more than 15 per cent of those between 40 and 50 claimed to have suffered from an eating disorder at some stage in…

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Brad and Angelina agree to private settlement

January 11, 2017 0 comments

End of Brangelina

High profile Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have agreed to settle the remainder of their divorce in private. Their split became public last year in a barrage of negative publicity, but the former power couple have now agreed to negotiate an end to their relationship behind closed doors with a “private judge”, according…

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Husband wins dogs in bitter divorce row

January 10, 2017 0 comments

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A childless couple in the Indian city of Ahmedabad argued bitterly over custody of their dogs when they divorced, The Times of India reports. The man and wife, who lived in the suburb of Vastrapur, had been married since 2003. Problems in their relationship began around 2010 and the marriage eventually broke down five years…

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Footballer’s divorce causes ‘excessive’ legal fees

January 5, 2017 2 comments

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The legal fees racked up during a former Premier League football player’s divorce were “excessive and wholly disproportionate to the issues”, a High Court judge has declared. The unnamed French athlete and his former wife incurred around £234,000 in legal costs between them over the course of their financial dispute. The footballer owed his solicitors…

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Divorce Day: fact or fiction?

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January 3, 2017 1 comment

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Every year the media reports that the first working day in the New Year is “D-Day” or “Divorce Day”. This is supposedly the day when most people apparently contact a solicitor about divorce. As that day is today I started to wonder if it is true and, if it is, why this day? Generally, January…

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Texas lawmaker seeks to end no fault divorce

December 29, 2016 2 comments

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A Texas politician wants to end the availability of ‘no fault divorce’ in his state. Under the current law, there six reasons Texans can choose to divorce without assigning blame to their spouse. If they do not go down the ‘no fault’ route, married couples in the so-called Lone Star State must cite one of…

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