Professional golfer reaches last minute divorce settlement

November 14, 2017 0 comments

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English professional golfer Lee Westwood has reached a last minute financial settlement with his estranged wife, avoiding a court hearing in Florida. Westwood married Laurae (sic) Coltart in 1999 – the sister of rival professional golfer Andrew Coltart. The couple went on to have two children but the relationship broke down in 2015 and they…

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Mother must return to US with her young daughter

November 8, 2017 0 comments

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A mother who left her son with his father in Florida will have to return to the United States with their daughter, despite her claims of domestic abuse the High Court has ruled. The case concerned a couple of Pakistani origin. The father had lived in the United States for a number of years before…

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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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Florida woman recounts child marriage horror

May 30, 2017 2 comments

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A woman from Florida has revealed that she was forced into marriage when she was just 11 years old. As a young girl she was raped four times by members of her family’s church congregation, she claimed in a recent interview. This reportedly occurred before she was ten years old and she fell pregnant. However,…

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Vermont judges shy away from major alimony reform

January 30, 2017 0 comments

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Judges in the small north-eastern state of Vermont have shied away from major alimony reform, to the disappointment of campaigners. In a new report, the Family Division Oversight Committee of the state’s Supreme Court recommends new guidelines and procedures on financial settlements and alimony ( normally referred to in the UK as spousal maintenance). The…

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Parents reunited with daughter after 18 years

January 16, 2017 0 comments

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A Florida girl who was abducted as a new-born baby has been reunited with her parents after 18 years. Kamiyah Mobley was taken from the hospital she was born in by a woman posing as a member of staff when she was only eight hours old. The woman told Kamiyah’s mother that the baby had…

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Florida may reconsider alimony law

January 12, 2017 0 comments

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Lawmakers in the state of Florida may reconsider the controversial topic of alimony reform later this year, reports suggest. The so-called Sunshine State is one of the few in the union which can still impose lifetime alimony (maintenance) awards when couples divorce. These are payable until the recipient remarries or the paying spouse dies. There…

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Divorced man arrested after riding horse to Florida

November 25, 2016 0 comments

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A South Carolina man has been arrested for animal cruelty after riding his horse from the state all the way down to the southern tip of Florida. He lives in Greenwood, approximately 80 miles west of state capital Columbia. After getting divorced earlier this year and subsequently crashing his truck, the 36 year-old decided he…

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Millionaire will not divorce granddaughter

October 3, 2016 0 comments

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A millionaire in the United States will not divorce his third wife despite finding out she is his granddaughter. The husband claims that many years ago his first wife left him and took their children with her. Since then, he insists that he has been unable to locate her or the children. One of his…

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Florida governor vetoes alimony bill

April 19, 2016 5 comments

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Florida governor Rick Scott has vetoed legislation which would have ended lifetime alimony in the state. House Bill 455 – later Senate Bill 668 – would have brought an end to default lifetime alimony (maintenance) awards, which are payable until the receiving party remarries or the paying party dies, although the amount can be modified…

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