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Divorce Archive - April 2017

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How not to make a meal of it: Heston Blumenthal’s amicable divorce

Yesterday, the Michelin-starred chef, Heston Blumenthal, was granted decree nisi in his divorce from his wife of 28 years, Zanna. The pair’s determination to agree on a financial settlement outside the court is a shining example of a couple resolving their financial matters autonomously and amicably. The Telegraph reports that Zanna (Susanna),... Read More

How to raise a family in a “three-lationship”

A polyamorous couple from Austin, Texas are divorcing after a 12-year marriage in order not to make their girlfriend jealous. Once divorced, Cristina and Benno Kaiser will decide which one of them will marry their lover, Sierra Kuntz, so that she can obtain legal rights to their three children. Benno, 37, and Cristina, 31 met when they were both... Read More

Wife refused divorce takes case to Supreme Court

A woman who was refused a decree nisi by the Court of Appeal is attempting to take her battle for a divorce to the Supreme Court. Tini Owens, who has been married to multimillionaire mushroom farmer, Hugh Owens, for 39 years, filed for divorce in May 2015. Her husband has defended the petition ever since, attesting that their marriage has not... Read More

King of Swaziland announces plans to ban divorce

The Swazi king Mswati III, leader of one of the world's last remaining absolute monarchies,told religious leaders last weekthat divorce should be banned. The king of Swaziland, popularly known asNgweyama or “the lion”, said that once entered marriages should not be ended as it was “against” Swazi culture. If... Read More

Heartbreak Hotel: Britain’s first divorce hotel opens its doors in York

A new hotel in York offers couples the chance to relax, wine and dine…and divorce. Britain’s first divorce hotel, with the tagline ‘A Positive New Start’, aims to put an end to the mud-slinging encouraged by the English courts and help couples to part ways as amicably as possible. The idea may seem bizarre but, for many couples, the... Read More

Geniuses in the family courts: how 'special' was Ryan Giggs' contribution?

Former Manchester United hero, Ryan Giggs, is attempting to avoid paying his estranged wife half of his fortune on the grounds of his ‘genius’. He holds that his ‘special contribution’ to the matrimonial funds was such that it merits a departure from the normal starting point of equality between breadwinner and homemaker.... Read More

Does marriage demand fidelity? Italians lawmakers think not

Italian marriage contracts may be amended to no longer include the word ‘fidelity’. The proposal was made in as part of a bill to amend the Italian Civil Code, presented to the Italian senate late last year. Whether these proposed changes will become law is now down to the Judiciary Committee. Whilst we await the potentially controversial... Read More

Indian man divorces wife via postcard amidst calls to ban triple talaq

In the south Indian city of Hyderabad, a man who allegedly divorced his wife via postcard was arrested for "harassment and cheating", according to BBC News. Mohammed Haneef severed the marital bond just one week after his wedding by way of triple talaq, an Islamic practice which allows men to instantaneously divorce their wives by repeating the... Read More
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