Many parents worry constantly about the condition of their marriage for the sake of their children’s welfare. They will endure hardship and suffering and all manner of emotional torment for decades, all to protect the illusion of the perfect marriage and the idyllic family unit and thus shelter their beloved children in ignorance.
While this is... Read More
Non-disclosure in divorce cases has recently hit the headlines again with reports of asset hiding using Bitcoins. Yet Bitcoins are just the latest in a long line of ruses used by the dishonest to cheat their spouses out of their rightful divorce settlement. During a divorce process both parties are supposed to declare to one another their... Read More
Greece has become the most recent EU state to sign up to Council Regulation (EU) No. 1259/2010 (known as the ‘Rome III Regulation’).
This regulation enables couples from two different countries to agree in advance which law would apply in the event of their divorce or legal separation. In the event that the couple cannot agree, judges will... Read More
There is only one ground on which a petition for divorce may be filed at court by either spouse: that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
The petitioner for the divorce must satisfy the court that the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage has occurred, and therefore must file for divorce on the basis of various rationales... Read More
The Chinese Vista magazine recently reported on conservationist Li Quan’s ongoing divorce. Li Quan is pictured walking alongside one of the Tiger species that have been saved by the charity ‘Save China’s Tigers’. The article can be viewed in full here. Read More
A valid Islamic marriage requires mutual agreement, two adult witnesses and a marriage gift (mahr) to be paid by the groom to the bride. Many Muslim couples also have a marriage contract (nikah) in which they seek to agree the terms and conditions of their future together. These conditions are sufficient to create an Islamic marriage in accordance... Read More
A recent poll published in the Guardian, Washington Post, La Repubblica and El Pais shows that most Catholics are no longer in agreement with what the Church teaches on several social issues. These include contraception, abortion and divorce.
The poll was commissioned by Univision, the US Spanish-language network, which asked 12,000 Catholics... Read More
The recession is responsible for several recent statistics, but this one will come as a shock to some.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures to show that divorces increased by 0.5% from 2012, with the number of divorces hitting 118,140. In 2012 there were 13 divorces granted each hour, and half of those divorces occurred in... Read More
In France it is commonplace to enter into a contract upon marriage which regulates the ownership and transmission of marital assets. There are a variety of marital property regimes for couples to choose from which govern the ownership of property between spouses and determine how that property is divided and inherited at the end of the marriage.... Read More
It has been said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. From this you can take one piece of advice: make a will. Divorce proceedings result in several changes of which both parties are aware and, worryingly, changes of which they are often unaware. One of the most significant is the effect that a divorce will have on a will.... Read More
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