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US attorney serves divorce petition on Facebook

January 11, 2013 1 comment

A US attorney has served a petition for divorce via social networking site Facebook. San Diego attorney Paul Staley was asked to serve the petition on behalf of a client whose wife who had left the US years before. There was no known current address, but Staley found several women with her name on Facebook. He…

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Mother wins appeal in residence dispute

January 11, 2013 0 comments

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A mother who had been ordered to send her daughter to live with the child’s father has won her appeal. In Re B, the five year old’s parents had separated and her mother had had two further children with a new partner. The new partner had a history of domestic violence and the local authority…

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David Cameron has ‘woman problem’ says former Labour minister

January 10, 2013 0 comments

Recently introduced cuts to child benefit show that Prime Minister David Cameron has a “woman problem”, former Labour cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell has claimed. Speaking to the Telegraph, the former Olympics minister said the changes did not make sense and highlighted the recent announcement of a scheme which should allow working mothers to claim…

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Older women divorcing to escape ‘boring’ husbands?

January 10, 2013 0 comments

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The Mail has taken a long and thought-provoking look at divorce amongst older women. Based on interviews with three women in the 50 and 60s, each of whom decided to call time on long marriages, the picture painted is one of mixed emotions – anxiety and self-doubt battling with a determination to escape stagnant relationships…

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ITV This Morning: Divorce Clinic

January 9, 2013 2 comments

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Earlier today I appeared on ITV This Morning, for the programme’s latest Divorce Clinic. Once again, viewers called and emailed with their questions about divorce. As always, the questions were varied: today’s subjects ranged from child maintenance to international family law. Incidentally the international caller, a former British expat with a wife based in Spain,…

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