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10 Signs a Couple Is Headed For Divorce, According to a Marriage Counsellor

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No two marriages end the same way. But several of these issues play a big factor in all of them. Apr 24 2018, 7:28 PM Share It’s been said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Considering this in the context of marriage, it’s smart to have an awareness of what causes the unions of the 41 percent of first marriages that end in divorce every year (or the 60 percent of second marriages or the 73 percent of third). Of course, no two marriages end the same way. But many share some similarities — breakdowns of communication, [...]

It’s time to expand mandatory mediation in civil litigation

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After almost 20 years operating in just three jurisdictions, it’s time to expand Ontario’s mandatory mediation program across the province, Toronto mediator Victoria Romero tells AdvocateDaily.com. “The program is working, so I wonder why it hasn’t been made consistent throughout Ontario. It’s 2018,” says Romero, principal of the mediation firm VR Law. “How many more years have to pass before the government makes it available across the whole province?” The mandatory mediation program began in Toronto and Ottawa in 1999, and in Windsor in 2002. It pertains to most civil actions under Rule 24.1 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, [...]

Campaign underway to block simpler divorce

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(CNS): Over 830 people have already signed an online petition, created last week, objecting to three proposed government bills aimed at modernising Cayman Islands law surrounding marriage, divorce and family life. The campaign against the efforts that would, among a number of things, make divorce simpler comes largely from the Christian community. The petition calls on the government not to follow through with the plans as they say no-fault divorce and the elimination of damages claims for injured parties over adultery will likely increase the number of divorces and break more families apart. But Cayman already has one of the [...]

Dougherty Commission holds called executive meeting to discuss litigation

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ALBANY — The Dougherty County Commission met Tuesday in a called meeting for an executive session to discuss pending litigation. That closed meeting was expected to last awhile because the county is involved in three active lawsuits: a suit before Fulton Superior Court in regard to the Lee County Medical Center, interim County Manager Mike McCoy’s $3 million suit against four commissioners, and a class-action opioid lawsuit. On Thursday, the county filed suit against the Georgia Department of Community Health, its Commissioner, Frank Berry, and Executive Director of Heath Planning Rachel King. The suit challenges a “DCH regulation that lacks [...]

‘All I want is for this nightmare to be over’: 8 people reveal why they’re considering a divorce

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There are many reasons why a marriage might end in divorce (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) I recently befriended a man who has an open marriage. Although I couldn’t imagine this particular scenario for myself, it made me curious about marriage as a whole. ‘I had a panic attack before the ceremony’: 5 people admit why they regret getting married As the saying goes, half of all marriages end in divorce. Technically, it’s more like 42%, but I guess we’re a glass half empty kind of folk. To make matters worse, according to the international law firm Withers, there are currently 2.2 [...]

Observers say third-party litigation funding transparency likely to gain acceptance

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HUNTINGTON – After Wisconsin became the first state to enact a law requiring disclosure of third parties funding litigation in the hope of sharing in damage awards with plaintiffs, observers following the issue have indicated that more states are likely to follow suit. “I think it is inevitable that, sooner or later, it is going to become standard practice for disclosure of litigation funding,” Kevin LaCroix, attorney and executive vice president of RT ProExec, an Ohio specialty insurance brokerage firm, told The West Virginia Record. “I don’t know enough to say if West Virginia would follow Wisconsin’s lead on the [...]

Two-child benefit limit lawful, court rules

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Families can only claim benefits for their first two children Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge to the government's two-child limit on some benefits. Lawyers representing three families had argued that the policy was incompatible with human rights law. But a judge has ruled that limiting tax credits and universal credit to a family's first two children is lawful. However, Mr Justice Ouseley's ruling also accepted a claim that the rules relating to children in kinship care arrangements were unlawful. These regulations allow an exception to the two-child rule for families who look [...]

Mediation Matters: Modernising divorce means trusting separating families to shape their own futures

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Like Sir James, National Family Mediation has long argued for the modernisation of divorce laws. Getting a divorce should be far, far simpler than it currently is. It’s much too tangled up in legal processes, acquiring a mystical quality that serves to confuse and defeat those who are, after all, undergoing the biggest crisis of their lives. Our experience tells us that the huge majority of people going through private law proceedings find it over-complicated and much too time-consuming. It feels like that’s an inbuilt and endemic characteristic of the system. As family mediators we see time and time again [...]

Wind tax reform pitched despite litigation threat

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A legislative movement to undo certain state wind industry incentives puts current developments at risk of default and has banks balking at new farm investment, a wind advocate said. If lawmakers renege on financial commitments promised to attract wind developers into the state, the industry will sue, said Mark Yates, director of Oklahoma Wind Coalition. The industry trade association represents about 20 investors. Lawmakers, though, are pushing forward with a series of measures to reform how the industry is taxed despite the threat of litigation. One plan would rid the state completely of a guaranteed industry incentive. [...]

Litigation funding: what you need to know about this fast-growing business

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Litigation funding has been growing in prominence in recent years, and up-and-coming litigators need to ensure they are up to speed on what is becoming an increasingly influential factor in the market Litigation funding has been growing in prominence in recent years, and up-and-coming litigators need to ensure they are up to speed on what is becoming an increasingly influential factor in the market, as TheJudge’s Verity Jackson-Grant explains In its simplest form, litigation funding involves a specialist funder financing some or all of (typically) a claimant’s legal fees incurred in a dispute, in exchange for a share of the damages. [...]