Divorce & Separation. Legal news and articles for February 17 - 22, 2017

Triple talaq: India's battle against three words that grant instant divorceSisi's call to annul verbal divorce sparks controversySisi's call to annul verbal divorce sparks controversyWoman had to leave Mississippi to divorce husbandShe tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do itShe tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do itShe tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do itReforming our divorce laws: why it's time for a 'no fault' optionArlington lawyer expands her law firmWhat grounds? Divorce in MississippiDivorce in Mississippi difficult, costly - The Clarion-LedgerHerald essay: Divorce case highlights why Scots law is streets aheadDivorce laws are outdated, says ex-judge | News | The Times & The ...Divorce laws are outdated, says ex‑judge | News | The Times & The ...Alaskan Pets Get Legal Protection in Divorce, Domestic Violence Cases

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'Biased' Changes To Egypt's Divorce Laws Over Custody Prompt Outcry
Huffington PostJanuary 26, 2017

A proposed amendment to Egypt's family law that gives child custody to the father if the mother remarries is being slammed by critics as a patriarchal tool to discourage women from seeking divorce.more »

She tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do it
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsFebruary 20, 2017

State lawmakers are attempting to make some small reforms to Mississippi divorce law. But such efforts have failed in the past, and a measure to create a no-fault divorce based on length of separation already has been watered down early in the ...more »

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Triple talaq: India's battle against three words that grant instant divorce
CNNFebruary 22, 2017

India's diverse communities of multiple faiths each have their own laws for marriage, divorce and inheritance — matters deemed "personal law." Various politicians have proposed an overarching secular law called the Uniform Civil Code which would ...more »

Sisi's call to annul verbal divorce sparks controversy
Al-MonitorFebruary 20, 2017

24 speech to Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Sisi said, "We need a law to deal with divorce issues before the 'maazoun' [a government-authorized cleric who administers marriage and divorce] instead of verbal divorces, so that people will have ...more »

Sisi's call to annul verbal divorce sparks controversy
Al-MonitorFebruary 20, 2017

24 speech to Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Sisi said, "We need a law to deal with divorce issues before the 'maazoun' [a government-authorized cleric who administers marriage and divorce] instead of verbal divorces, so that people will have ...more »

Woman had to leave Mississippi to divorce husband
WTSP.comFebruary 20, 2017

Experts say Mississippi's antiquated divorce laws, little changed over a century, put low-income people at a disadvantage — particularly homemakers who don't have resources to fight a lengthy court battle. They likely hurt the state's overall economy ...more »

She tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do it
Naples Daily NewsFebruary 20, 2017

Elizabeth said he told her: "I will not give you a divorce until the day you die. If I can't have you, no one else will." And in Mississippi, one of only two states without a true "no-fault" divorce law — the other is South Dakota — if one spouse ...more »

She tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do it
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsFebruary 20, 2017

State lawmakers are attempting to make some small reforms to Mississippi divorce law. But such efforts have failed in the past, and a measure to create a no-fault divorce based on length of separation already has been watered down early in the ...more »

She tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do it
ReporterNews.comFebruary 20, 2017

Elizabeth said he told her: "I will not give you a divorce until the day you die. If I can't have you, no one else will." And in Mississippi, one of only two states without a true "no-fault" divorce law — the other is South Dakota — if one spouse ...more »

Reforming our divorce laws: why it's time for a 'no fault' option
Lexology (registration)February 20, 2017

In November I was one of 150 lawyers who went to Parliament to call for 'no fault divorce'. Organised by family law organisation Resolution, we met with MPs and Peers to explain why the current system can lead to unnecessary conflict by forcing couples ...more »

Arlington lawyer expands her law firm
Chicago Daily HeraldFebruary 20, 2017

It may be one of the last places you would expect someone to be with a business degree from Duke University and a Ph.D. in thermal energy harvesting from the University of California in Los Angeles. Two years ago, Bulgrin moved from Madison, Wisconsin, ...more »

What grounds? Divorce in Mississippi
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 19, 2017

Mississippi's antiquated divorce laws, experts say, trap spouses and children in abusive situations and financial limbo. The state's complex and expensive divorce process puts low-income people at a disadvantage, especially those who are victims of ...more »

Divorce in Mississippi difficult, costly - The Clarion-Ledger
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 19, 2017

Mississippi is one of only two states without a true "no-fault divorce" law.more »

Herald essay: Divorce case highlights why Scots law is streets ahead
Herald ScotlandFebruary 18, 2017

HOW easy should it be to get a divorce? I ask this not because I'm seeking one – I'm not married – but because this often thorny issue raised its head earlier this week when Tini Owens, a 65-year-old from Worcestershire, went to the Court of Appeal ...more »

Divorce laws are outdated, says ex-judge | News | The Times & The ...
The Times (subscription)February 18, 2017

The judge who refused a divorce to a woman claiming to be “locked in” a loveless marriage was applying an “antediluvian” divorce law, a former High Court ...more »

Divorce laws are outdated, says ex‑judge | News | The Times & The ...
The Times (subscription)February 18, 2017

The judge who refused a divorce to a woman claiming to be “locked in” a loveless marriage was applying an “antediluvian” divorce law, a former High Court ...more »

Alaskan Pets Get Legal Protection in Divorce, Domestic Violence Cases
Legal Reader (blog)February 17, 2017

Alaska is the first state to pass a law requiring judges to take “into consideration the well-being of the animal.” Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend. The legal system has long considered pets and companion animals as property. Therefore, in ...more »

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