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Who gets the kids? New study supports shared custody for children in divorce

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What two factors vastly increase the likelihood of a healthy and happy future for kids after divorce? Mom — and Dad. With the important exception of children who need protection from an abusive or negligent parent, “shared parenting should be the norm for parenting plans for children of all ages, including very young children,” said Linda Nielsen, a professor of adolescent and educational psychology at Wake Forest University. It’s difficult to believe that, in 2017, this even is a question. But statistics show that mothers still are awarded full physical custody of children in more than 80 percent of court-ordered [...]

Yachts, estates and an entire FLOOR of the Plaza: How an ugly $2bn divorce battle between an 80-year…

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Standing in front of a clapping crowd, his sailing crew raising their arms in victory and waving the St Barth’s Bucket trophy behind him, Harry Macklowe accepted the win for his superyacht Unfurled. It was March 2016, and his new $41million yacht had just been named the overall winner in the annual Caribbean regatta devoted to the rich and famous. The beaming Macklowe looked every inch the part of a wealthy real estate mogul – the yacht shoes and salmon pants, the preppy sweater, the jaunty grasp of the microphone and the exotic location all dripped of fortune, not of [...]

How daughters can lead to divorce: Parents with first-born teenage girls are the most likely to sepa…

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With an estimated 42 per cent of marriages ending in divorce, rates of separation around the world are higher than ever.  And a new study suggests that divorce risks increase with children's ages, with parents of teenage daughters at greatest risk.  In an article for The Conversation, Dr Jan Kabatek and Dr David Ribar, Research Fellows at the University of Melbourne, explain why this is the case.  Scroll down for video  A new study suggests that divorce risks increase with children's ages, with parents of teenage daughters at greatest risk (stock image) DAUGHTERS AND DIVORCE  The researchers examined registry data [...]

Local Legal: Five common misconceptions about divorce – Altrincham Today

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Jade Price is a Family Law Paralegal at Price Slater Gawne, the Altrincham-based law firm. In the first of a series of new columns, she dispels some common myths about divorce. Divorce is one of those things most of us hope that ourselves, our family and our friends, will never have to go through. It is however something that people love to talk about, and is constantly being publicised in the press. Over the past couple of weeks there has been speculation about Everton footballer Wayne Rooney and his childhood sweetheart Coleen Rooney being caught up in a ‘£70 million [...]

When Divorce Litigation is Inevitable

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—Although litigation is traditionally the most common option for divorce, around 90% of divorces are settled out of court worldwide. Good litigation ought to negotiate the best compromise that will keep your divorce case out of court. However, there are instances where going to court remains the most viable option.Unwillingness to Divorce The vast majority of divorces are unilateral – one spouse wants the divorce while the other doesn’t. In the absence of a mutual agreement to part ways, a divorce is emotionally charged and adversarial by nature. Contested Issues Remain Unresolved Sometimes attempts to reach an agreement between parties [...]

Reluctance to take wife back home can’t be factor to decide divorce: HC

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Summary: We feel that this cannot be a factor to decide the fate of the divorce petition," the bench said. "We find the family court is justified in holding that the ground of separate residence claimed as the basis for cruelty was an after thought," the bench ruled. Mere temperamental differences between the couple cannot entitle the husband for a decree of divorce. The differences of opinion between the wife and parents of the husband can occur because she is a new person in the family. "He (appellant) came to the court with a specific case of mental cruelty being [...]

Divorce-Proof Your Marriage: How To Help A Spouse With Depression

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It’s not an unusual position to be in. Some 14.8 million American adults deal with a major depressive disorder, and their illness often takes quite a toll on them as well as on their partners. A number of studies have even tied mental disorders such as depression to a heightened risk of divorce. But like many people, Waters says she’s determined to make her 14-year marriage work. And it turns out there are some solid methods for divorce-proofing your marriage in the face of depression. Know the signs.Often the first person to spot a spouse’s depression is their husband or [...]

Luxembourg royals fight over money in London divorce court – Aberdeen Evening Express

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A member of a European royal family is embroiled in a fight over money with his estranged wife in a London divorce court. Prince Louis of Luxembourg separated from Princess Tessy of Luxembourg in 2016 after marrying in 2006. A High Court judge has been asked to make rulings about how assets should be split. Princess Tessy of Luxembourg leaves the High Court (Stefan Rousseau/PA) Mr Justice MacDonald oversaw a preliminary hearing in the Family Division of the High Court on Friday. Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, who are both 31, were at the private hearing. The judge said both [...]

Know your tax facts on divorce and separation – FTAdviser.com – FT Adviser

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The summer break can be a testing time of juggling work and family commitments, and lawyers have seen an increase in divorce applications peak after the summer stress. The tax impact of separation and divorce can often be overlooked, but considering the division of assets early and taking appropriate tax advice will be key to avoiding large sums being unnecessarily paid to the tax man.   For those in the know, separation on or shortly after 6 April will provide couples the most time to organise their joint affairs. The income tax and inheritance tax (IHT) implications of divorce should be considered, [...]

Genetics is a big reason divorce runs in families

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more stories from this episode The question: Why does divorce run in families It is known that children of divorced parents are more likely to experience the failure of their own marriage later in life.  Researchers, including Dr. Jessica Salvatore, an Assistant Professor in The Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond set out to answer the question 'Why does divorce run in families?'  Previous studies have suggested that divorce is transmitted across generations psychologically - if you witness your parents struggle in their marriage, you may internalize that behaviour then replicate in your own relationship. Dr. Salvatore deciced [...]