Oxford newlyweds in hunt for marriage certificate

September 2, 2017 1 comment

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A newly married couple in Oxford have launched a city-wide hunt after their marriage certificate went missing. The two scout leaders married last Saturday at Queen’s College, Oxford, and were about to fly off to New York for their honeymoon when they were informed about the certificate’s disappearance. The document had been kept in a…

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Getting married abroad

March 1, 2017 1 comment

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ASK A FAMILY LAWYER In this regular column, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  Today’s query goes to Angela Sussens, a Partner in our Leeds office. “My friend is planning to marry a lady from Thailand in her country and then settling back in England with her. How do we…

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Nigerian women warned to keep marriage certificates

December 17, 2016 0 comments

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Women should be careful to collect and preserve their marriage certificates, a Nigerian official has advised. Elizabeth Mangadi is a deputy registrar in the central city of Jos. Speaking to local news site Development Cable, Mangadi said women whose husbands died, or who were divorced or abandoned by them, could find themselves in a very…

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Chinese couples told not to wed in ‘vests and slippers’

June 4, 2016 4 comments

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Couples in Chinese capital Beijing have been told not to attend registry offices dressed in casual clothing. From next month, new rules will discourage couples who turn up for their weddings in clothing that might be deemed “not serious and suitable”. Han Mingxi is head of the city’s marriage registration department. Talking to Beijing Daily…

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Divorce petition returns – the top ten

June 2, 2016 1 comment

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Family law organisation Resolution has published a list of the most common reasons for the return of divorce petitions. When petitions are sent into the local centralised court for processing they must be correctly completed or they will be returned by the legal advisors who run the new more administrative system. Approximately 40 per cent…

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