A divorced wife in Pretoria, South Africa is appealing a magistrate’s ruling that she must forfeit part of her claim on matrimonial assets as ‘punishment’ for her infidelity.
The woman, who has not been named in media reports, was ordered to forfeit some of the assets that she and her husband had acquired during the marriage due to her... Read More
We always say that it’s important to see the big picture when going through a divorce, and not to fight over petty things. But self-storage company Big Yellow Storage has conducted a survey among new customers with regard to their storage needs, and they’ve found that it’s not quite that easy. According to their blog,... Read More
Only a few weeks after the leader of the Catholic Church announced a more welcoming approach to Catholic divorcees, he’s now gone a step further. Pope Francis has announced a move to make it easier to annul a marriage. Roman Catholicism does not accept divorce, considering marriage to be a sacrament. The only way to end a marriage is... Read More
Not long after it emerged that 92% of women in India wanted to see an end to the ‘triple talaq’ method of Muslim divorce, a Muslim man living in Dubai has raised some hackles. He divorced his wife via triple talaq a mere 30 days after their marriage…over WhatsApp. The 27-year-old man left his wife in Kerala and fled to... Read More
It is a common misconception that matters such as unreasonable behaviour and adultery constitute ‘grounds’ for divorce under English law. This is, subtly, semantically incorrect. In fact, pursuant to section 1(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the sole ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. This is then... Read More
Last week I wrote about the newly-published findings of a study entitled 'How couples meet and stay together'. It found that while women are more likely than men to initiate divorce, non-marital break-ups were more gender neutral. I caught up with the study’s Principal Investigator, Michael Rosenfeld, who is Associate... Read More
There are several methods to valuing a business accepted by the court. The method chosen seems to depend on the type of business being valued. Indeed, there is no correct method of valuing business interests, although there are preferred industry and sector-led valuation methods, depending on the nature and constitution of the business. When a... Read More
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