Florida may reconsider alimony law

January 12, 2017 0 comments

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Lawmakers in the state of Florida may reconsider the controversial topic of alimony reform later this year, reports suggest. The so-called Sunshine State is one of the few in the union which can still impose lifetime alimony (maintenance) awards when couples divorce. These are payable until the recipient remarries or the paying spouse dies. There…

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Irish court rejects divorce pay increase

January 10, 2017 1 comment

High Court, Ireland, family law

The Irish Court of Appeal has rejected a woman’s bid for an increased divorce settlement from her wealthy ex-husband. In 2005, the couple went through a judicial separation. Much like a divorce, this is a court order which defines the terms by which a married couple separate such as where will their children live or…

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Enforcement of financial settlements in the spotlight

December 15, 2016 5 comments

family law

The family courts should have greater powers to enforce financial settlements after divorce or the end of a civil partnership, the Law Commission has claimed. This independent statutory body reviews existing legislation and recommends reform. In a brand new report, the Commission sets out a range of recommendations designed to make it easier for the…

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Women ‘fare worse in divorce’

December 13, 2016 6 comments

family law

Women typically earn less than men following a divorce, a new report suggests. Researchers from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra in Australia found that divorced women earn around ten per cent less than their married peers. By contrast, divorced men earn an average of 26 per…

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Military pension dispute reaches US Supreme Court

December 7, 2016 0 comments

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The US Supreme Court has agreed to intervene in a bitter dispute over a woman’s righto a share of her ex- husband’s military pension. The case concerns a couple who lived in Arizona before their divorce in 1991. The husband retired from the US Air Force the following year. Under federal law his former wife…

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University lecturer “never legally married” to ex-wife

November 15, 2016 1 comment

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A university lecturer locked in a courtroom battle with his estranged wife over ownership of a £1 million house has claimed they were never legally married. The man, who lectures at a university in Oxford, left his wife after she reportedly accused him of infidelity and attacked him in 2012. She pleaded guilty assault The…

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