NY wife refuses $1 billion divorce settlement

April 7, 2017 1 comment

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The wife of an extremely wealthy property developer in New York City has reportedly turned down a divorce settlement worth $1 billion. The 79 year-old real estate mogul was apparently willing to give his wife half of his $2 billion (£1.6 billion) fortune in order to bring their marriage to an end last year. They…

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Papal leniency on divorce ‘no danger to faith’

January 9, 2017 1 comment

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Expressions of compassion for divorced and remarried Catholics by Pope Francis do not pose a danger to the faith, a senior Cardinal has declared. Last year, the Pontiff courted controversy amongst more conservative Catholics with the publication of a Latin document called Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). This declared that divorced and remarried Catholics…

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Hindus ‘can marry again within 90 days’

December 6, 2016 1 comment

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Hindus who have divorced can marry again 90 days after the Indian equivalent of a decree absolute has been issued – provided there has been no appeal. The Bombay High Court in Mumbai reached this conclusion its ruling on a recent marital appeal. A trio of Justices had been asked to consider an apparent conflict…

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26-year marriage of convenience is ‘null’

December 3, 2016 1 comment

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The Family Court of Malta has declared that a couple’s 26-year marriage is “null”. Despite the amount of time they were together, the couple were not motivated by love but by convenience, the Court heard. The wife’s first husband and her father had died within five months of each other and her mother had pressured…

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10 Winning Divorce Strategies

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November 16, 2016 4 comments

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Sadly and irreparably it has happened. Divorce is on the way. Why? How? Why you? Why us? These are questions you will probably be thinking about over and over. You probably don’t want this to happen and have done what you can to avoid. But you’ve decided and so has your soon-to-be ex so it’s…

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Archbishop: remarried people should not have sex

July 8, 2016 3 comments

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Catholics who divorce and then remarry should abstain from sex altogether, a senior church official has said. Earlier this month, conservative Archbishop Charles Chaput published new guidelines for priests within the archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These declared that those who have divorced and then remarried in a civil ceremony will be allowed to receive Holy…

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Study launched on adult children of divorce

May 16, 2016 0 comments

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A study into the effects on adult children of their parents remarrying has been launched by a US academic. Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart is assistant professor of interpersonal communications at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the north-central United States. She is looking for participants who were aged 18 or over and living independently when their parents…

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Marriage rate drops by nine per cent

April 27, 2016 13 comments

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The number of marriages in England and Wales has fallen by almost nine per cent. According to newly published data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were 240,854 marriages in 2013. This represents an 8.6 per cent drop since the previous year and is the first decline since 2009. Despite the drop, first…

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Sons contest Loose Women star’s will

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April 12, 2016 1 comment

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The two adult sons of actress and talk show panellist star Lynda Bellingham have announced plans to challenge their late mother’s will. The former star of ITV’s Loose Women died in 2014 from cancer. Her will reportedly left everything to her third husband. Her sons claim their stepfather is depriving them of their inheritance by insisting…

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