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Quickie divorce law aims to cut wait time from four years to two
thejournal.ieApril 4, 2017

A FINE GAEL TD will propose a Bill later this week to bring about quicker divorces in Ireland. Currently, under the Constitution, couples are required to wait for a period of four years before a court can grant a divorce. Fine Gael's Josepha Madigan's ...more »

Texas Bill Targets No-Fault Divorce
Church MilitantApril 20, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - A bill in the Texas legislature is moving forward that would roll back one of the most disastrous laws of the past 50 years. If passed, Texas House Bill 93 will remove the possibility of unilateral, no-fault divorce ...more »

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Domestic abuse as grounds for divorce about to become law in Mississippi
KHOUMarch 30, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's state Legislature has passed a bill unanimously that would allow abused spouses to more easily get a divorce, the first major change to the state's antiquated divorce laws in more than 40 years. Gov. Phil Bryant said ...more »

Mississippi passes domestic abuse divorce reform
Jackson Clarion LedgerMarch 28, 2017

The Legislature on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would allow abused spouses to more easily get a divorce, the first major change to the state's ...more »

Who gets to keep the dog in the divorce?
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 27, 2017

While pets have historically been treated as property in the eyes of the law, that's starting to change. Earlier this year, a new law went into effect in Alaska requiring courts to take an animal's well-being into consideration in the event of a ...more »

Brother-in-law spills sinister secrets behind Mel B's break-up
NEWS.com.auMarch 27, 2017

Jeremiah Stansbury laid bare Belafonte's behaviour days after the Spice Girl filed for divorce to end their ten-year marriage. The artist, who used to live with the warring couple in LA, said his controlling brother insisted on keeping a revolver in ...more »

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