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

pension sharing

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

financial settlements

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 to assault…

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Husband’s family ‘not liable for maintenance’

October 13, 2016 1 comment

finances and divorce

A husband’s family cannot be forced to pay maintenance to his wife, an Indian court has ruled. The case under consideration concerned a woman living in the western state of Gujarat whose husband had disappeared after the couple separated. She claimed he had been violent towards her and fled to her parents’ home, before making…

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