Personality clashes ‘don’t justify divorce’

October 17, 2017 0 comments

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Personality clashes are not sufficient grounds for divorce, the High Court of Mumbai has ruled. Justices the were considering the earlier verdict of a family court in the city of Pune, 92 miles south-east of Mumbai. A local man had filed for divorce, claiming that his wife had been cruel to him and forced him…

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Israeli lawmaker: shame husbands who refuse divorce

October 11, 2017 1 comment

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An Israeli lawmaker has proposed legislation which would publicly reveal the names of any husband who refuses to grant his wife a divorce. Under Jewish law, a marriage can only be brought to an end if the husband agrees to issue his wife with a divorce document called a get. Until this has been granted…

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Kenyan politician’s daughter demands DNA test

October 11, 2017 0 comments

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The daughter of a prominent politician in Kenya has called for a DNA test after he cast doubt on whether or not she was really his daughter. The comments followed the politician’s acrimonious divorce from her mother. This was granted, local newspaper The Star reports, on the grounds of her reported cruelty to him. During…

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Can divorce really be genetic?

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October 10, 2017 4 comments

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According to a number of sociological studies the children of divorced parents are more likely than their peers to get divorced themselves in later life – and that’s really no surprise. We learn a lot from our mothers and fathers – more than we’re consciously aware of – and that can include negatives: how not…

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Son of Russian oligarch wins back divorce ‘top up’

October 6, 2017 1 comment

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The son of a Russian oligarch has won back £1.14 million that had been awarded to his ex-wife as a divorce settlement ‘top up’. The 47 year-old son of a telecommunications mogul had originally agreed to pay his wife £5.1 million following their divorce back in Russia. He also gave her a flat in Moscow…

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US father creates divorce app

October 6, 2017 2 comments

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A Florida father was inspired to create a mobile divorce app when his own marriage came to an end. Speaking to local station News 6, he recalled how challenging he had found separation from his wife. “There’s no other area of life where you can be in a civil lawsuit with another human being and…

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Billionaire denies marrying ‘wife’ of 14 years

October 5, 2017 0 comments

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A billionaire London property mogul has claimed that he and his wife of 14 years were never legally married. The couple divorced last November but the 50 year-old husband now wants the decision reversed for this reason. He told the High Court that his ‘marriage’ was based on a false certificate the couple used to…

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Australian government to review family law system

October 2, 2017 0 comments

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The Australian government has announced plans to review the country’s family law system. On Thursday, Attorney General George Brandis said the Australian Law Reform Commission will undertake the most thorough examination of family law since the 1970s. The review was “necessary and long-overdue” he claimed, as “families and their needs have significantly evolved” in that…

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A tax allowance, civil partnerships, and more

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September 29, 2017 1 comment

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A week in family law The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has said that lawyers should embrace technology, as people increasingly expect to access services online. Speaking at the inaugural conference of YRes, Resolution’s network of family law professionals at the start of their careers, the President, whilst acknowledging that not every…

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