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Divorce Archive - June 2016

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Woman denied parental rights in same-sex divorce case

Circuit Judge McMillan caused controversy this month after denying a woman parental rights over her daughter, born through artificial insemination, in a same-sex divorce case. He stated that in doing so he was following precedent and the current legislation (written in 1977) regarding artificial insemination, which does not apply to same-sex... Read More

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid to divorce: third time lucky?

Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly are beginning divorce proceedings for the third time, TMZ reports. The couple wed in 2004, and welcomed fraternal twins Thomas and Zoe three years later. Kimberly first filed for divorce in March 2012, citing “irreconcilable differences” and claiming that the relationship had become... Read More

No-fault divorce: preventing denigration on marriage breakdown

Once again headlines report a celebrity couple obtaining a “quickie divorce”. Jeremy Kyle and wife of 13 years, Carla Kyle, were apparently divorced at a 20-second hearing in February 2016. In truth, this was only one piece of the separation puzzle: decree nisi. A decree nisi is a conditional order made by the court. It is the... Read More

Mariah Carey puts wedding on hold as ex-husband refuses to sign divorce papers

Nick Cannon is reportedly refusing to sign papers to finalise his divorce to singer Mariah Carey, leading her to delay her wedding to wealthy businessman James Packer. Carey and Cannon married in 2008 and a year later welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan. However, their relationship eventually soured, leading Cannon to file for divorce in... Read More

Judge orders return of children to Canada, offers guidelines for practitioners on cross-jurisdictional cases

Mr Justice MacDonald, sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice, has ordered the return of two children to their father in Canada after determining that England had not had the necessary jurisdiction when the court granted a prohibited steps order to the mother preventing their removal. The case concerned two girls, aged 8 and 5, who were... Read More

Removal to Pakistan did not cause a child to lose her habitual residence, court rules

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the non-biological mother of a child, as they held that the unilateral removal of the child to Pakistan by the biological mother did not cause the child to lose her status as habitually resident in England. Therefore, the English courts retained full jurisdiction to make decisions... Read More

Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom – again

Late last month, reality star Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce for the second time in her marriage to former NBA Lamar Odom. According to court documents, Ms Kardashian Odom cited “irreconcilable differences”, the same grounds as in her first petition. She originally filed for divorce in 2013, but withdrew the petition last October after... Read More

Palestinian woman forced to divorce ex-detainee to seek cancer treatment

In Gaza, Sameera Al-Shawmra was frequently stopped by Israeli soldiers en route to the hospital where she was seeking cancer treatment. She was often detained for hours or barred from entry because her husband, Ahmad Nattat, was a former Palestinian detainee. As her condition worsened and her need for medical treatment intensified,... Read More

Billionaire real estate magnate Harry Macklowe to divorce wife of 57 years

Harry Macklowe, the New York billionaire currently developing the world’s tallest residential skyscraper, is divorcing his wife after nearly six decades of marriage, according to recent reports. Following claims that Mr Macklowe is leaving wife Linda Macklowe for a new girlfriend—Patricia Landeau, president of the French Friends of the Israel... Read More

Accounting firm advertised hiding clients’ wealth in the Isle of Man during divorce proceedings

Canadian accounting firm KPMG offered to use offshore accounts in the Isle of Man to hide its wealthy clients’ assets from ex-spouses, reported the CBC. The information was revealed in a script for sales representatives that promoted offshore tax avoidance for affluent clients. Incriminating emails between KPMG executives and an external law... Read More
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