Arkansas tops divorce chart in the United States

January 20, 2017 0 comments

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More people divorce in the southern state of Arkansas than anywhere else in the United States new government statistics reveal. According to the data, from the National Center for Health Statistics, out of every 1,000 people in the so-called ‘Natural State’, an average of 4.8 will eventually divorce. This figure is considerably higher than the…

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Divorcing couple argue over lost cash

January 18, 2017 0 comments

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A Brisbane couple argued over the whereabouts of more than AU $200,000 (£122,000) at a recent court hearing. The couple, both in their 60s, had been married for 27 years when their relationship broke down. At a Federal Circuit Court hearing, both accused the other of absconding with a red shoebox containing $35,000 (£28,000). This…

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Towards a virtual divorce system at last?

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January 18, 2017 1 comment

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As the sales figures for all of the big retailers have pretty well consistently shown in the last few years, online sales are increasing and high street sales are decreasing. Similar things have been seen in other service industries, such as banking and insurance. The world of the real is being replaced by the world…

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Divorce can cause eating disorders

January 17, 2017 0 comments

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Stressful experiences during childhood such as divorce may make women more likely to develop eating disorders later in the life, a new study suggests. In a survey of over 5,300 British women, more than 15 per cent of those between 40 and 50 claimed to have suffered from an eating disorder at some stage in…

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Breaking out of the bubble

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January 16, 2017 8 comments

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In his last speech President Obama spoke of the “bubble” in which people like to cocoon themselves these days, particularly on social media. They follow people with views that are similar to their own, and block, unfollow or mute people who disagree with those views. In this way they ensure that they live in a…

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Brad and Angelina agree to private settlement

January 11, 2017 0 comments

End of Brangelina

High profile Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have agreed to settle the remainder of their divorce in private. Their split became public last year in a barrage of negative publicity, but the former power couple have now agreed to negotiate an end to their relationship behind closed doors with a “private judge”, according…

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Husband wins dogs in bitter divorce row

January 10, 2017 0 comments

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A childless couple in the Indian city of Ahmedabad argued bitterly over custody of their dogs when they divorced, The Times of India reports. The man and wife, who lived in the suburb of Vastrapur, had been married since 2003. Problems in their relationship began around 2010 and the marriage eventually broke down five years…

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Irish court rejects divorce pay increase

January 10, 2017 1 comment

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The Irish Court of Appeal has rejected a woman’s bid for an increased divorce settlement from her wealthy ex-husband. In 2005, the couple went through a judicial separation. Much like a divorce, this is a court order which defines the terms by which a married couple separate such as where will their children live or…

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