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Legal eagle: Divorce after foreign marriage

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I married my spouse in our home country and we then moved to England to live permanently. Our relationship has now broken down and I want a divorce, do I have to start the divorce proceedings in my home country? Where a marriage has taken place in another country, it does not mean that the divorce must take place in the same country. Generally, a foreign marriage will be considered valid in England provided that it was carried out in accordance with the local custom and it complied with the relevant procedures and law for the country in which it [...]

6 Signs You Definitely Need to Get a Divorce

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If you’ve been considering divorce, you may be wondering whether it’s the right decision. It’s normal to have doubts creep into your mind from time to time, but sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back and closely evaluate the situation. ")}; So how do you know you’re doing the right thing? How do you know whether to fight for your marriage or just cut your losses? Well, we’re here to help. Here are a few signs that may indicate it’s time to call it quits. 1. You’d rather be alone If you’d rather be alone, this is a definite [...]

News focus: Don’t blow a fuse over online civil court – Law Gazette

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Nearly two years ago, in his interim report on civil justice reform, Lord Justice Briggs floated the idea of an online civil court resolving claims worth up to £25,000 without the involvement of lawyers. In theory, that could still happen. A very basic prototype has been undergoing two sets of private ‘beta tests’ – jargon for testing by a selected group of end-users – since the summer. However despite upbeat announcements by HM Courts & Tribunals Service’s energetic new chief executive Susan Acland-Hood, it is becoming clear that the online court’s first few iterations will be considerably less ambitious than [...]

First Meeting With A Divorce Attorney: Survival Tips

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Divorce is among the top rated most stressful events in life, according to the American Institute of Stress. In fact, it is only rivaled by a death of a close relative, and many people who have experienced both describe the experiences as feeling very similar. Clearwater, FL - November 14, 2017 - It’s no wonder that just the idea of a meeting with a divorce attorney can make you feel physically ill. Clearwater Divorce Attorney Amber Cain encourages you remember that this is not an end, simply a life transition. We asked Ms. Cain to provide us with tips on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]