Nicky Wu, a Taiwanese actor and former boy band singer, had to marry and divorce his ex-wife for the second time in order to wed his new bride, Chinese actress Liu Shishi. Wu and his ex-wife, Ma Yashu, were married for three years but failed to register their nuptials in Taiwan. According to Wu’s mother, he was “interrogated like... Read More
With attitudes towards gay marriage, cohabitation and pre-marital sex becoming significantly liberalised in recent years, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this goes hand in hand with an increasing acceptance of divorce. However, a recent report conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics reveals that, at least in the United... Read More
Up until this point the Marriage, Divorce and Millennials series has focused mainly on the UK with occasional dips into American culture. However this article will focus on a country whose marriage culture, especially for millennials, is very different from our own. Singapore is in the midst of what many have termed a ‘singles... Read More
British actress Talulah Riley and her husband, South African entrepreneur Elon Musk, are attempting to end their second marriage—for the second time. The couple were first married in 2010, but divorced two years later. They remarried in 2013, and Musk filed for another divorce in 2014, on New Year’s Eve. He withdrew the... Read More
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has raised concerns over the recent High Court judgment regarding a Saudi national’s claim for his diplomatic immunity to be upheld during divorce proceedings. The Foreign Secretary has stated that such a ruling could leave similarly placed British diplomats in vulnerable positions, with... Read More
The cost of a divorce has risen by one third today, from £410 to £550. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is supposedly raising fees to cover administrative costs. However, family lawyers claim the true cost of a divorce is much lower, as reported by The Guardian. Jo Edwards, solicitor and chair of family law organisation Resolution,... Read More
Divorce papers claim that Steven Levitan, the creator of the Emmy Award-winning TV show Modern Family, earns $2.46 million per month, before tax. He split with his wife, Krista, three months ago and she has since asked for a divorce. The couple does not have a pre-nuptial agreement, leaving them with approximately $50 million to allocate.... Read More
Coldplay singer Chris Martin has spoken out about his 2014 split with Gwyneth Paltrow, which he now calls a “wonderful separation-divorce.” He added, “I’ve lived a lot of life since then.” The frontman told The Sunday Times Magazine that there are two approaches during a divorce: “You can come at it very... Read More
Last week, I commemorated International Women’s Day by delving into the history of UK women in the legal profession, from the turn-of-the-century would-be female lawyers who had to fight to practice even in an unofficial capacity, to today’s industry leaders. Similar trajectories can be traced across a variety of countries and... Read More
For the first part of our series on divorce in history and culture, we begin at a point before divorce existed: 1215, the year the banns of marriage was introduced. The banns are a process where a couple who wish to marry must state their intention to marry along with the date of the wedding. The announcement must be made three times before... Read More
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