Divorce & looking after yourself by Tracy Sapier

June 29, 2017 0 comments

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Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences that life has to offer. A time of stress and anxiety, an emotional rollercoaster that impacts on the family as a whole. It is at times like these, when you have reached a traumatic crossroads in your life, that some kind of support may be just what…

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Singapore couple face expensive divorce in Canada

June 27, 2017 0 comments

family law

A couple born and raised in Singapore have begun divorce proceedings in Canada which involves assets of around C$50 million (£29.67 million). The pair met in their home country in 1984 while they were both still married to other people. By 1997, they had divorced their previous spouses, married and had a child of their…

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Marriage and fatherhood lead to weight gain

June 26, 2017 0 comments

family law

Men who are married or have children are more likely to be overweight than their single peers. This has been a common belief for a long time but recently a recently published study by researchers at the University of Bath appears to give credence to it. They examined data from 8,729 heterosexual couples who were…

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Divorce: 60% of couples ignore MIAMs

June 26, 2017 6 comments

family law

As many as 60 per cent of couples seeking a divorce do not attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before taking their case to court. In April 2014, the then-coalition government made the attendance of such meetings compulsory for anyone who wanted to bring their marriage to an end. However, a new report…

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Joint custody mandated in Michigan

June 24, 2017 2 comments

shared parenting

Family judges in the northerly American state of Michigan could be required to award divorcing parents joint custody of their children by default. House Bill 4691 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee of the state legislature earlier this week. It would mandate equal parenting following divorce unless substantiated reports of domestic violence have been…

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Medical treatment, divorce statistics and more

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June 23, 2017 0 comments

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A week in family law Lord Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice, has criticised the thinking behind attempts to make courts financially self-sufficient. In a speech at the Palace of Westminster he insisted that courts are not ‘a provider of consumer services’. He said that “the characterisation of the courts as being service providers akin to…

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Divorce rate continues to drop

June 21, 2017 4 comments

family law

The number of divorces in England and Wales has fallen again. There were 101,055 divorces in 2015, a decrease of more than nine per cent from the previous year’s total, according to newly published figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number is also 34 per cent lower than the most recent peak…

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Divorce rates on the rise in Israel

June 20, 2017 0 comments

family law

Israel has seen a slow but steady rise in the number of divorces in recent years. Official figures released by the Rabbinical Courts on Monday revealed that 10,841 couples brought their marriage to an end last year. This represents a 1.8 per cent increase from the 10,653 who did so in 2015 and a 5.5…

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Divorce proceedings to be split from financial applications

June 16, 2017 0 comments

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Divorce proceedings to be split from financial applications From next Monday (June 19) family court divorce proceedings will run separately to financial applications. The rollout of ‘administrative de-linking’ across England and Wales follows a successful trial said Family Division President Sir James Munby and HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) deputy chief executive Kevin Sadler. …

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