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10 thousand marriages and 5 thousand divorce cases in Saudi Arabia within a month

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A recent monthly report of the Saudi Justice Ministry revealed that there had been 10 thousand marriages in the past month of Shawwal, against more than 5 thousand divorce cases. Experts and specialists attributed the high rate of divorce to many different factors and explained that this had become a severe and thorny issue because of its significant repercussion on the stability of the families’ composition and cohesion and its destruction of the communities’ structure, according to Al-Hayat newspaper. The Family Coach and Consultant, Mohammed Dhaifullah Al-Qurani, explained that there are many reasons for a large number of divorce cases, [...]

Litigation Financing Emerges as Alternative Asset Class for Wealthy Investors

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When shares of AMP Ltd. plunged earlier this year after the firm was engulfed in a fee-for-no-service scandal, the Australian wealth manager was hit within weeks by the first of five separate class action lawsuits. It wasn’t just the seriousness of the situation — which included an admission that AMP repeatedly misled regulators and charged clients for services they didn’t receive — that prompted the attention of so many law firms. The multiple suits were all supported by external funding bodies, whose coffers have been swelled by a flood of money moving into litigation financing in Australia and elsewhere. Endowment [...]

Identifying Marital Property and Equal Shared Debt Repayments During a Divorce

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© Shutterstock Getting divorced is hard enough to deal with without the financial headache which often follows it. Many people find themselves struggling with unresolved debts and mortgage troubles when they go through divorce proceedings. So, what exactly happens to your mortgage when you get divorced and how can you ensure joint debts are repaid equally? Below, you’ll discover everything you need to know to ensure your divorce doesn’t leave you financially desolate. How will it affect your mortgage? One of the main worries you’re likely to have, is how the divorce will impact your mortgage. It’s important to note [...]

Children and Divorce: How Experiences Shape Who We Are

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— I am an extremely blessed woman. I have two beautiful children and a husband I am madly in love with. I travel, have a fulfilling entrepreneurial career and live in one of the greatest cities in the world… New York! That being said, my life certainly did not start off that way. From a young age, I showed signs of OCD, which were exacerbated by my parents separating when I was 7. The years that followed were a host of trials and tribulations as my parents decided to divorce, neither making my brother nor my needs the priority when [...]

A New Wave of Website Accessibility Litigation: Employers Beware

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Updated: May 25, 2018: JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") who view only publicly-available content as well as subscribers to our services (such as our email digests or author tools)(our "Services"). By using our Website and registering for one of our Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. [...]

Think You Might be Heading for Divorce? Get a Lawyer Quickly

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Nobody really likes the idea of divorce, but it’s unfortunately a reality that many people have to face. If you think this might be relevant for you or are concerned divorce might be happening for you, you need to get a good lawyer. Many people try and ignore the problem and work through it. If you’re considering doing that, you might still need to get a lawyer just in case. A lot of people are left in a tricky situation simply because they chose not to get a lawyer early while their partner did. We’re going to look at why [...]

Put cameras in British courtrooms, and make justice truly transparent | Geoffrey Robertson

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“Every court in the land is open to every subject of the King” declared the Earl of Halsbury in the famous case that enshrined the open justice principle in British law. Another law lord endorsed Jeremy Bentham’s conclusion that “Publicity is the very soul of justice – it keeps the judge, while trying, under trial.” That case was back in 1913, but its logic has never been applied to make public scrutiny of justice a reality, by permitting television coverage of trials. Now that the government’s victims’ commissioner, Helen Newlove, has declared that televising courts could improve the system, and [...]

How to Protect Your Assets in a Divorce

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Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain) Divorce – it happens to the best of us. Statistics show that in the UK there were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples and 112 divorces of same-sex couples in 2016 alone. Although it is, of course, very sad to go your separate ways, it’s important to remember that your assets must be protected in divorce proceedings. Here are a few words of advice about how a divorce doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll automatically lose half of your assets. Here’s how you can best protect your finances in divorce proceedings: Don’t Let Emotions Cloud Your [...]

Alcohol Addiction And Divorce Often Go Hand In Hand

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 I remember hearing awhile back that alcohol addiction was the number one cause of divorce. I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, I wouldn’t be surprised. Alcohol addiction and divorce go hand in hand if the addict doesn’t get help. Read this reader’s story:   My husband and I are in our 60’s and have been married for 22 years. We are in the process of getting divorced, but now I am having second thoughts. My concerns are my husband’s use of alcohol and other drugs.   He doesn’t get falling down drunk, but seems to need [...]

VW owners begin diesel lawsuit in UK High Court

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