Zambian husband missed work to conceive child

August 16, 2017 0 comments

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A man from the city of Kitwe in central Zambia repeatedly absconded from work to have sex with his wife, a divorce court has heard. The wife, who at 40 is four years older than her husband, told a local magistrates court that he had sometimes come home to see her multiple times a day….

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Visiting friends ‘not grounds for divorce’

August 12, 2017 0 comments

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An Indian husband has been denied a divorce on the grounds that his wife visited her friends and parents too frequently. The man had claimed her frequent absences constituted marital cruelty but this argument was rejected by the Mumbai High Court sitting in Nagpur, a major city in the central state of Maharashtra. Justices Vasanti…

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Supreme Court to hear defended divorce dispute

August 8, 2017 0 comments

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A woman in her 60s has been granted permission to appeal her bitter divorce dispute at the Supreme Court. Last year Tini Owens was refused a divorce from Hugh, her husband of no less than 35 years. Unusually he decided to defend her application, and even more unusually the Judge ruled in his favour, claiming…

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Indian judge complains of spiralling divorce rate

August 7, 2017 0 comments

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A family judge in the central Indian city of Vijayawada has complained of spiralling divorce rates. The so-called Additional Family Court in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, sees an average of 10 to 15 new applications for divorce or legal separation every single day. Meanwhile the city’s Principal Family Court currently more than 500 pending divorce cases…

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UN criticises Australia’s refusal to let gay couples divorce

August 7, 2017 0 comments

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The United Nations has criticised Australia for not allowing same sex couples who married abroad to divorce. Australia’s Marriage Act 1961 states that “Certain unions are not marriages” and that any which takes place in another nation, even if that country does have marriage equality, “must not be recognised as a marriage in Australia”. Gay…

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‘Don’t rush into divorce’ researchers warn

August 2, 2017 0 comments

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People who are having problems in their marriage should not rush straight to divorce, researchers have warned. A newly published survey of married Americans has found that one in four had thought about divorce sometime in the last six months. But when the same people were asked again a year later, around half of those…

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16 year divorce battle reaches the Court of Appeal

July 29, 2017 1 comment

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An acrimonious 16 year divorce battle has reached the Court of Appeal. A wealthy former British Airways captain has been engaged in litigation with his third wife over various financial issues since they divorced in 2001, making the dispute one of the longest on record. He insists that her teenage daughter was fathered by another…

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