‘Don’t rush into divorce’ researchers warn

August 2, 2017 0 comments

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People who are having problems in their marriage should not rush straight to divorce, researchers have warned. A newly published survey of married Americans has found that one in four had thought about divorce sometime in the last six months. But when the same people were asked again a year later, around half of those…

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16 year divorce battle reaches the Court of Appeal

July 29, 2017 1 comment

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An acrimonious 16 year divorce battle has reached the Court of Appeal. A wealthy former British Airways captain has been engaged in litigation with his third wife over various financial issues since they divorced in 2001, making the dispute one of the longest on record. He insists that her teenage daughter was fathered by another…

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Wife’s family wealth ‘should be considered’ in divorce

July 27, 2017 1 comment

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A Saudi wife’s wealthy family should be taken into consideration when her divorce settlement is decided, her ex-husband has claimed. The London-based couple separated in 2013 after 14 years of marriage and three children. Following their divorce, they could not agree on a financial settlement. The 46 year-old husband insisted that he should not have…

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Predicting divorce on the wedding day

July 21, 2017 2 comments

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A person’s wedding day is often described as the happiest day of their life. And usually this is a pretty safe, uncontroversial thing to say. After all, this is the day when you officially joined with the person you love the most until death do you part. What could possibly go wrong? However life is…

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Samsung heiress’ £5.9m divorce settlement

July 20, 2017 1 comment

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The heiress to multinational conglomerate the Samsung Group has been ordered to pay her ex-husband around £5.9 million as part of a divorce settlement. This week a court in Seoul, South Korea, ruled that Lee Boo-jin must provide her former spouse with assets worth 8.6 billion won, Reuters reports. However the 46 year-old was awarded…

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Divorce ‘ages the brain’

July 17, 2017 1 comment

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Going through a divorce can age the brain by as much as four years and increase the risk of dementia. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin have suggested that the end of a marriage, the loss of a parent or being fired from a job can have a long-term impact on a person’s health. The…

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Wealthy husband challenges wife’s ‘divorce tourism’

July 7, 2017 2 comments

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An aristocrat has launched an appeal against his wife’s maintenance and accused her of “divorce tourism”. The couple had been together for 17 years and lived in an 18th century manor in Dunbartonshire, Scotland. However, when they separated in 2012, the publishing baron’s wife moved to Notting Hill in West London with their daughter. The…

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