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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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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20-year divorce battle finally concludes

June 7, 2017 0 comments

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An Indian couple who lived together for just 20 days has finally divorced after a nearly 20-year legal battle. The now 53 year-old husband and the 49 year-old wife married in 1998 after meeting through a newspaper’s matrimonial advertisement but problems began almost immediately. The couple were travelling to a temple in south India as…

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Acrimonious divorce affects children’s immune systems

June 6, 2017 0 comments

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Children whose parents divorce acrimoniously are more likely to catch colds in later life according to new research. A team from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh examined the susceptibility to infection of 201 adults by quarantining them, exposing them to a virus which causes the common cold, and then monitoring them for five days to…

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Divorced man seeks Supreme Court challenge

June 5, 2017 5 comments

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A divorced man has started a fundraising campaign so his maintenance dispute can be heard by the Supreme Court. Graham Mills received widespread media attention back in February when the Court of Appeal ruled he had to financially support his ex-wife for life. When the couple divorced back in 2002, he had given her £230,000…

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Indian man divorced wife because she switched off his fan

May 31, 2017 0 comments

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A 55 year-old from Mumbai has refused to leave her home despite her Muslim husband divorcing her nearly three years ago. Her 65 year-old spouse reportedly lost his temper when she switched off the noisy fan in his bedroom during a squabble in August 2014. The former taxi driver responded by getting “furious” she claims….

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Palestinian Judge blames hunger for Ramadan divorces

May 30, 2017 2 comments

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A Palestinian Judge has ruled that applications for divorces will not be heard during Ramadan because hunger affects people’s decision making skills. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this time, Muslims around the world will go without food, water, smoking and sex while the sun is out. This act of fasting…

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Ministry of Justice drags feet on domestic violence data

May 24, 2017 1 comment

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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner for failing to respond to a request for domestic violence data in a timely manner. An unnamed complainant had sent the Ministry a very detailed Freedom of Information request for data from the third quarter of the year relating to the various legal…

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