Son of Russian oligarch wins back divorce ‘top up’

October 6, 2017 1 comment

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The son of a Russian oligarch has won back £1.14 million that had been awarded to his ex-wife as a divorce settlement ‘top up’. The 47 year-old son of a telecommunications mogul had originally agreed to pay his wife £5.1 million following their divorce back in Russia. He also gave her a flat in Moscow…

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US father creates divorce app

October 6, 2017 2 comments

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A Florida father was inspired to create a mobile divorce app when his own marriage came to an end. Speaking to local station News 6, he recalled how challenging he had found separation from his wife. “There’s no other area of life where you can be in a civil lawsuit with another human being and…

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Indian wives complain of continuing triple talaq

September 26, 2017 0 comments

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Some Indian men are still subjecting their wives to now illegal instant divorce, India Today reports. In August the Supreme Court of India banned the so-called triple talaq, a highly controversial method of instant verbal divorce after years of heated campaigning by Muslim women’s rights campaigners. But reports quickly emerged of husbands continuing to threaten…

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Irish divorces fuelled by overwork

September 16, 2017 0 comments

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The most frequently cited reason for divorce amongst Irish couples is overwork rather than adultery, according to a spokesman for the Irish Law Society. Keith Walsh is Chairman of the Society’s family law committee. Speaking to the Irish Independent, he explained the key social issue fuelling divorce in the Republic: “People are not physically present…

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Rare wife-initiated Muslim divorce causes stir in India

September 12, 2017 1 comment

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A teacher in the northern Indian city of Lucknow has raised eyebrows amongst the local Muslim community by initiating a divorce from her husband. The 35 year-old has a launched a khul’ (or khula), a legal process in which a Muslim woman divorces her husband by announcing her intention of returning the mahr to him….

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Divorcing couple in Nigeria argue over neglect claims

September 7, 2017 5 comments

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A Nigerian church official has applied for a divorce from his wife of five years because she reportedly refuses to cook him meals or wash his clothes. The 66 year-old, who lives in the south-western city of Ado Ekiti, is an ‘elder’ with the homegrown Pentecostal church Mountain of Fire and Miracles, which was founded…

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Most Turkish divorces are contested in court

September 6, 2017 0 comments

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Most divorces between Turkish couples are contested in court, new figures reveal. Local news agency Anadolu report that there were a total of 212,945 divorces across the predominantly Asian country last year, and in no less than 113,892 of these, the couple in question were unable to reach agreement amongst themselves and ended up arguing…

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Ex-wife fails in bid to increase £3.5m divorce settlement

September 1, 2017 4 comments

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The former wife of a wealthy property tycoon has failed in her bid to have her divorce settlement increased. She was originally awarded £3.5 million out of a £9.4 million fortune back in 2015 following the couple’s divorce. Her now 82 year-old ex-husband unsuccessfully tried to appeal against that amount last year. However, the 61…

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