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Divorce Archive - 2016 - Page 17

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Divorce in history and culture: the banns of marriage

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

Virtual visitations: children and access in the internet age

There’s no denying that divorce can be difficult, and it’s often made more so when there are children involved. But what if your soon-to-be ex-spouse, as well as angling for sole residency, wanted to take your children out of the country? This is a reality for some divorced parents in the UK. Previously, taking children abroad would have... Read More

Don McLean accused of domestic abuse, wife files for divorce

Patricia McLean has filed for divorce from her husband, “American Pie” singer and songwriter Don McLean. Her lawyer stated that the legal papers cited, “adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences,” as reported by Yahoo News. Don McLean’s defence lawyer confirmed the statement. Don McLean was arrested for... Read More

Parent, prosecutor, divorcee: the courtroom criticism of Marcia Clark

On 9th June 1994, Los Angeles county prosecutor Marcia Clark filed for divorce from Gordon Clark, her husband of ten years and the father of her two young sons. Three days later, Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of former American football pro O. J. Simpson was brutally murdered, alongside her friend, waiter Ronald Goodman. A... Read More

Democrats fail to stop an

Missouri democrats filibustered what they deemed to be an anti-LGBTQ bill for 39-hours, but failed to stop the bill’s progression. The bill aims to ban the state from reprimanding religious groups, private individuals, or businesses that refuse wedding services to same-sex couples. Services can include the wedding ceremony itself, as... Read More

Divorce: there’s an app for that

In the age of apps, it seems as if a smartphone can streamline every part of our lives. Now, even divorce can be done via a handheld screen. Several mobile apps aim to make divorce easier, faster and cheaper. Separate.us allows customers to complete, file and serve divorce papers from their phones, just as one might order a takeaway. The... Read More

The financial consequences of not negotiating

In 2014, news broke that Nick Robertson, founder of fashion site ASOS, was leaving his wife and starting divorce proceedings. At the time, it was reported that Mr Robertson had left the former matrimonial home to set up a new home with his former PA. In 2000, Mr Robertson used £2.3 million (mostly loaned to him) to set up ASOS, an online fashion... Read More

Marriage, divorce and millennials: teen pregnancy

Teen pregnancy. It’s never a phrase that’s spoken with any level of pride and rarely without notes of pity or derision. With young parents – especially mums – being looked down upon by society as a whole, those who fall into the centre of this Venn diagram are particularly poorly received. One way of mitigating the... Read More

Eddie The Eagle announces divorce

Michael Edwards, better known as “Eddie the Eagle” has announced his divorce. The former Olympic ski jumper was married to Samantha Morton for 13 years. The couple wed in Las Vegas in 2003 and went on to have two daughters, now aged eight and eleven. Edwards told The Sun: “The divorce has only been finalised two... Read More

Electronic filing for finance proceedings to pilot

The Central Family Court (CFC) in London and its Financial Remedy Unit (FRU) are finalising a pilot scheme for electronically filing documents for all finance proceedings. Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn 2015 statement that radical court reforms were being planned. He stated that 'underused courts will be closed',... Read More
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