Indian women want to ban verbal divorce

September 2, 2015 0 comments

A vast majority of Muslim women living in India want to see the country’s religious divorce law changed. Currently, Muslim men are able to obtain a divorce by simply saying “talaq” – which translates as “I divorce you” – three times out loud. Such a right is not available to women, nor are they able…

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Indian Court: No new relationship if you want maintenance

August 21, 2015 1 comment

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An Indian court has ruled that a divorced woman should not receive maintenance payments if she begins a new relationship. In a divorce case before the Madras High Court in the southern city of Chennai, Justice S Nagamuthu ruled that the wife “carries the obligation not to live in a relationship with another man”. He…

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Iran makes divorce more difficult

July 13, 2015 0 comments

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The Iranian government has passed a law which makes divorce more difficult in the Islamic republic. Under the new regulation, divorce will not be allowed on the basis of “mutual consent”. If a couple wishes to end their marriage, they will have to attend counselling sessions before they can proceed. After counselling, the adviser will…

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China’s divorce rate continues to rise

July 1, 2015 0 comments

China, family law

The divorce rate in China has risen for the twelfth year in a row, official figures have revealed. The Ministry of Civil Affairs recently reported that 3.63 million couples brought their marriage to an end last year. This is more than the total number of marriages which took place in the United States and United…

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High Court refuses recognition of Malaysian divorce

June 4, 2015 6 comments

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The High Court has granted a woman’s request that they refuse recognition of a divorce granted in Malaysia. The case concerned a couple who married in the Asian city state of Singapore in 2001 before later moving to London. A daughter was born in 2005 but they eventually separated in 2010. The wife filed for…

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Divorce rates drop by close to half in Gulf state

May 27, 2015 0 comments

Bahrain, divorce

The divorce rate in the Gulf state of Bahrain has plunged by 47 per cent in four years, new figures reveal. According to a study conducted by the country’s Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry, 500 of 6,344 couples who married in Bahrain during 2014 had divorced by the end of the year: a rate…

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Australia to introduce ‘divorce tax’

May 15, 2015 0 comments

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Separating couples in Australia will soon face increased court fees after the introduction of a so-called “divorce tax”. The current price for filing for divorce in the country is AU$845 (£431), but that is set to rise significantly in the next budget from Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s centre-right Liberal/National Coalition government. Dubbed a “divorce tax”…

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Italy introduces new faster divorce law

April 26, 2015 0 comments

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The Italian parliament has passed a law which will reduce the time it takes to get a divorce. Italian couples seeking to end their marriage can now do so within six months if it is uncontested. The time required for contested divorces has also been reduced to a year. Previously, couples would have to wait…

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Divorces decline in Israel

April 24, 2015 0 comments

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Fewer Israeli couples divorced last year, new figures reveal. A total of 11,023 husbands and wives ended their marriages in the country’s rabbinical courts during 2014, Haaretz reports, a drop of two per cent since the previous year. In addition, there was a substantial fall in the average length of time the courts required to…

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