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Divorce Archive - October 2017

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Property tycoon Andy Ruhan pleads poverty and wife denies hiring hitman in bitter divorce battle

Successful businessman Andy Ruhan, thought to be worth about £200 million, although divorce papers valued his assets at £8.3 million, has pleaded poverty against his wife’s claims to his alleged fortune in the financial proceedings of their divorce. Mr Ruhan’s success Mr Ruhan started as a businessman and founded Global Switch, a company... Read More

Princess of Luxembourg chooses UK courts for her divorce

It has been confirmed that Princess Tessy of Luxembourg has launched proceedings in London to settle a dispute with Prince Louis over their divorce settlement. The background Princess Tessy, formerly Tessy Antony, met Prince Louis, the third son of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, when he visited the army while she was serving in... Read More

New ONS figures show divorce rates rose in 2016 for opposite-sex and same-sex couples

On 18 October, the Office for National Statistics released their report on the facts and figures about divorce in England and Wales in 2016. The data shows that, for the first time in five years, divorce rates have risen again. The study also covers same-sex divorce, revealing that lesbian couples are 2.5 times more likely to untie the knot than... Read More

Wife ‘tricked into divorce’ wins UK battle with millionaire husband

An Irishwoman, who claims she was ‘tricked into a divorce’, has won a dispute against her estranged millionaire husband. Iranian businessman, Mehrdad Radseresht, 72, and Barbara Spain-Radseresht, 49, had been involved in a heated disagreement over the validity of their marriage. The judgment was issued by Mr Justice Cohen sitting in the Family... Read More

Harvey Weinstein's wife to leave him

Georgina Chapman has announced her decision to leave Harvey Weinstein following the numerous claims for sexual assault and rape made against him. To date, three women have accused Weinstein of rape. The list of women speaking out continues to grow and includes celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne and Asia Argento.... Read More

Property billionaire claims fake marriage to protect fortune

An investment CEO has crafted a way to protect his billion pound fortune in the event of divorce: claim he was never married. The case came into the public eye on Wednesday after the first public hearing in the case took place in the Family Division of the High Court in London. Up until Wednesday, the case had been heard in private but English law... Read More

Divorce is in your DNA, new research finds

A new study has shown that proneness to divorce may not be governed, as we currently think, by nurture, but by nature. Through looking at adopted children, researchers of Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden have found that divorce could be encrypted in your genes. Many studies have proved that children of divorced... Read More

Sex, love and divorce law: a short history of adultery

Adultery is still grounds for divorce in the UK and a crime in many countries around the world. Back in 2012, there were speculations that gay marriage would spell the end for adultery. This has not come about. Both LGBT activists and family lawyers have argued that the law should go, while courts have been resistant to what they see as trivial... Read More

Chinese courts use WeChat to resolve divorce proceedings

Judges in China have set a new precedent for dealing with cross-border disputes in the family jurisdiction; video calling is now being used to aid divorce proceedings. After twenty months of litigation, a Moroccan-Chinese couple’s drawn out divorce was resolved using Chinese messaging app, WeChat. Judge Chen Wenjun, sitting in the Intermediate... Read More
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