This case is an appeal by the wife under Brussels II Regulations (BIIR) against an order which declared a Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute granted in the UK in 2016 null and void on the basis that the parties had already been divorced in France. It was appealed on the basis that the wife did not have proper notice of the French divorce. The appeal... Read More
Worldwide, divorce is illegal in only two countries: Vatican City and the Philippines, which has the largest Catholic population in Asia and the third largest in the world. Over 80% of the population describe themselves as adherents and most couples choose to marry in church.
Since 1999, lawmakers have made numerous attempts to legalise divorce,... Read More
Mary J Blige has finally settled her divorce case. Less than a week before they were due to appear in court for a week-long divorce trial, Mary J Blige and Martin Isaacs settled the terms of their separation. The out of court settlement brings the drawn-out case to a close after almost 2 years. Blige filed for divorce in July 2016 after 13 years... Read More
A judge in the Chinese city of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, has made it mandatory for divorcing couples to take a “divorce exam” before being approved for a divorce.
The controversial “divorce exam” was developed by Wang Shiyu, a local judge in Yibin, Sichuan Province. It was trialled there last year. One case was widely... Read More
What happens to the family home as a consequence of divorce proceedings is a particularly emotive issue for many separating couples. Any urgency in needing to deal with the property issue presents both parties involved, and the courts, with an even bigger challenge. This case will be reassuring to many parties still living in the former... Read More
It has emerged that the super yacht of the oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov has been impounded after the English courts ordered his assets to be seized following his acrimonious split. After showing “naked determination” to obstruct the courts’ demand for disclosure, this is the latest episode in the enforcement of his record-breaking 2016 divorce... Read More
Getting divorced can take its toll on a party’s finances. That’s why it is so important to get the best settlement possible. The evidently pragmatic Russell Crowe has become one of the most recent in a line of celebrities to sell off property connected to their fame, hoping for it to be eagerly snapped up by fans. The Australian... Read More
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