Nigerian woman seeks divorce over childlessness

February 21, 2017 0 comments

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A woman living in the southwestern Nigerian city of Ibadan has applied for a divorce because she has no child after a marriage of 11 years. At the Idi Ogungun Customary Court in the city, the woman complained that her husband not made sufficient effort to get her pregnant since their marriage in 2006. They…

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Health care reform reduces US divorces?

February 19, 2017 0 comments

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One of President Obama’s signature pieces of legislation could be responsible for a drop in the number of divorces. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed ‘Obamacare’ by its detractors, has apparently contributed to a reduction in what is known as ‘medical divorce’. When someone in the United States develops a serious illness, treatment can be…

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A rare defended divorce has its day in court

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February 16, 2017 3 comments

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Update: some of our readers may have seen the original version of this post. That was partly based on information we received late on Wednesday from an apparently reputable source which nevertheless turned out to be incorrect. Our apologies for any confusion caused. After a relatively quiet start to 2017, some interesting family law cases…

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French man blames Uber for divorce

February 10, 2017 1 comment

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A French man has blamed taxi app Uber for the breakdown of his marriage. The businessman from the French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur, in the southeast of the country borrowed his wife’s iPhone and briefly logged into the app.  Although he then logged out, his wife reportedly kept receiving notifications on her phone about his…

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Divorcée criticises media coverage of pay-out

February 9, 2017 17 comments

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A woman whose divorce settlement was increased 15 years after her marriage ended has hit out at the coverage of her case in the media. The 51 year-old has claimed that since the Court of Appeal ruled that her ex-husband should support her for life, she has become the victim of an online hate campaign….

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British woman wins French divorce appeal

February 7, 2017 2 comments

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A British woman who lost the care of her son to his father in a Dubai ruling has won her appeal in France. In 2014, a Sharia court in Dubai ordered a divorce between her and her now ex-husband, also awarding him sole care of their child. The ruling was based on grounds that would…

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Egyptian divorce reforms rejected

February 6, 2017 0 comments

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The Egyptian President’s call for the country’s divorce laws to be reformed has been rejected by senior clerics. Members of the Council of Senior Scholars said that verbal divorce was a practice Muslims had settled upon during the time of the prophet Muhammad in the 7th Century. The Council is a 40-member group of clerics…

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Ticket to space could be lost in divorce

February 6, 2017 1 comment

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A wealthy businessman faces the possibility of selling a ticket to space as part of a divorce settlement. The 35 year-old tycoon was born in Leicester but grew up in east Africa. His computer business’ success resulted in him being described as Africa’s youngest billionaire. While his wife has claimed he is still a billionaire,…

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Giving communion to divorcees ‘a threat to faith’

February 5, 2017 4 comments

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Granting holy communion to Catholics who have undergone a civil divorce and begun new relationships would be “devastating” to the former partners, a religious academic has claimed. Speaking to the religious website LifeSiteNews on condition of anonymity, the “Catholic academic psychologist” said these new relationships amounted to adultery and their former partners were effectively victims….

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