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Policeman ‘targeted’ ex-wife’s divorce lawyer

May 23, 2017 2 comments

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A Norfolk police officer who deliberately targeted his ex-wife’s divorce solicitor has been sacked. In October, the policeman stopped the lawyer’s vehicle and issued her a ticket for failing to wear a seatbelt. A recent misconduct hearing at the Norfolk Police’s headquarters in Wymondham was told that he “knew that she was a solicitor who…

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Father seeks publication of child contact judgments

May 23, 2017 15 comments

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A Norwich man has demanded that Judges publish details of his long-running dispute over contact with his daughter. The father claims the court battle started not long after his child was born and has yet to be resolved even though the girl is now ten years old. He has reportedly spent more than £500,000 on…

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Taiwan court to rule on gay marriage

May 22, 2017 0 comments

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A Taiwanese court is expected to rule whether or not gay marriage should be legal this week. The country’s Constitutional Court will make a final decision on a legal challenge to the civil code which declares that marriage is only permitted between a man and a woman. Long-time LGBT rights activist Chi Chai-wei believes this…

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Going to Reno

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May 22, 2017 3 comments

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It’s funny sometimes how you stumble across an idea for a blog post. The other day I watched a programme on TV about the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. How could this possibly lead me to something relevant to a family law blog? Well, bear with me for a moment. The programme talked of the amount…

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Marriage is ‘infectious’?

May 22, 2017 2 comments

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People are more likely to get married if a lot of their neighbours have already done so, according to a new study. Think tank the Marriage Foundation believes this is most evident in affluent communities. Their research indicates that as many as 87 per cent of high earners are married, compared to just 24 per…

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Americans most likely to find spouses from neighbouring states

May 22, 2017 1 comment

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Americans who marry spouses from outside their home states are most likely to end up choosing spouses from neighbouring ones. Time magazine analysed data relating to no less than 116 million marriages between people from different states, collating the commonest combinations while at the same allowing for distorting effect of population density. In each case,…

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Australian city flies LGBT flag for marriage equality

May 21, 2017 0 comments

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A city in Australia has raised a rainbow flag above its city hall in support of marriage rights for LGBT people. Local officials in Darebin have announced that the flag will stay up until the Australian government finally enacts marriage equality. The city in the south-eastern state of Victoria, which has a population of around…

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Instagram ‘has worst effect on mental health’

May 20, 2017 2 comments

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Popular photo sharing app Instagram has a more negative effect on the mental health of young people than other social network according to new research. Released in 2010, the mobile app’s initial focus on instant image processing to give a distinctive, often retro look proved highly popular and following meteoric growth Facebook acquired Instagram in…

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