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Divorce Archive - 2016 - Page 19

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Azizi v Aghaty and the problem of language barriers in court

The case Azizi v Aghaty EWHC 110 (Fam), reported at the end of January, highlights the problems that can arise from language barriers and a lack of translation services in court. Background to the case Both parties were born in Iran, but began to cohabit in the UK in or around November 2000, and were married in July 2001. The parties... Read More

Duxbury calculations: a quick Q&A

What is a Duxbury calculation? A Duxbury calculation is used to work out an appropriate lump sum for a financially dependent party in the place of periodical payments (spousal maintenance). The calculation produces a lump sum which, if invested to achieve capital growth, could be drawn in equal instalments and would last until the end of... Read More

Adultery still a criminal offence in Virginia

The American state of Virginia has refused to decriminalise adultery. State Bill 174 Adultery, which proposed to change adultery from a criminal to a civil offence, has been rejected by the Virginia State senate after a short debate by the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The bill was introduced by Democratic senator Scott Surovell, who... Read More

Heterosexual civil partnership couple lose in High Court

The couple behind the push for heterosexual civil partnerships have been dealt a blow by losing their challenge to the law in the High Court. Academics Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who have been together since November 2010, had tried to enter into a civil partnership in 2014 but were told by Kensington and Chelsea Register Office... Read More

Parties, cake and gift lists: The strange progress of the divorce industry

The divorce is finalized, the ink is drying, and the boxes are packed. What to do next – a quiet weekend away with friends to take your mind off it? An afternoon sifting through photographs in the attic? Far from it – more and more couples are now ‘celebrating’ with a divorce party. Now the tabloids have been enjoying... Read More

Is “for the sake of the children” reason enough to stay married?

Children of divorced parents are no more susceptible to mental health issues than children whose parents stay married, concluded researchers from Stockholm University’s Centre for Health Equity Studies. Their study of 150,000 Swedish children found little difference in mental health between kids who live alternately live with each... Read More

No-fault divorce bill delayed

MP Richard Bacon’s private members bill, which seeks to amend the 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act to allow an extra ground for legal separation, had its second reading delayed until Friday 11 March after MPs objected to it being read last Friday. Significantly, this bill would enable couples to divorce without either party having to admit... Read More

Saudi Billionaire argues 'diplomatic immunity' in divorce

Walid Juffali, a Saudi oil tycoon, has argued in court that his diplomatic immunity should protect him from being involved in divorce proceedings in England. What’s more, he asserts that the £70,000 a month he is already providing to his ex-wife is sufficiently generous. Mr Juffali and Christina Estrada, an American-born former... Read More

Records emerge showing that actor Bruce Seton remarried one hour after divorce

Scottish actor Bruce Seton wasted no time in getting remarried after his first marriage was officially dissolved. Seton, star of such films as Whiskey Galore! and The Cruel Sea, as well as the TV series Fabian of the Yard, married his second wife, actress Antoinette Cellier, in his native Edinburgh, just one hour after he was officially... Read More

Sir Paul Coleridge: Celebrity divorce rate double that of “lesser mortals”

Celebrity couples are twice as likely to see their marriages end in divorce as their non-famous counterparts, new research from the Marriage Foundation claims. The think tank, which was founded by former high court judge Sir Paul Coleridge in order to promote marital stability, conducted research into 488 celebrity couples who married... Read More
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