Divorce & Separation. Legal news and articles for February 24 - 28, 2017

Bill seeks to give pets a voice in RI divorce casesLaw must formalise customary marriage divorce tokenHouse kills divorce law reform without a voteLAW TALK: Family Law, Custody Battles & Divorce ProceedingsDivorce: Mother-in-law accuses son-in-law of assault, alleges threat to lifeEgypt's Kafkaesque Rules For Christian MarriageWhy 'no fault divorce' could help join the dots between divorce law and tax lawUAE Family Matters Q&A: Types of Divorce Under Sharia LawFamily and Divorce Law feature in Birmingham Post supplementIndia's battle against three words that grant instant divorceNo-fault divorce is long overdue, says top judgeWoman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She's Sought Since '01The state of divorce in CharlottePrivate equity investment for divorce law firmWoman forced to leave Mississippi to divorce husband

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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 »

Prosecutor: KKK leader may have been killed because he wanted divorce
STLtoday.comFebruary 13, 2017

James Russell, 58, points to blood spots on the sidewalk that he says police investigated in front of Frank Ancona's house on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Leadwood, Mo. Russell, who lives next door, said he has been friends with Ancona for five years.more »

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Bill seeks to give pets a voice in RI divorce cases
The Providence JournalFebruary 28, 2017

This year Alaska became the first state to add the interest of pets into divorce law. Lima said she thought something similar was in place in New York. Rhode Island state lawmakers have passed a number of animal welfare bills in recent years and the ...more »

Law must formalise customary marriage divorce token
The HeraldFebruary 28, 2017

The question we ask is therefore, is gupuro the equivalent of divorce under an unregistered customary law union? With the civil marriage, the law provides a mechanism for divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act (Chapter 5:13) which contrary to popular ...more »

House kills divorce law reform without a vote
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 28, 2017

Rep. Andy Gipson on Tuesday killed two divorce-law reform bills without a vote, saying he was worried allowing domestic abuse and lengthy separation as grounds would "open the floodgate" and cause more divorces. "Given our high divorce rate in this ...more »

LAW TALK: Family Law, Custody Battles & Divorce Proceedings
CBS ConnecticutFebruary 28, 2017

Join a wide-ranging discussion of Family Law with distinguished guests, the Honorable Linda Pierce Prestley, a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, and Attorney's Campbell Barrett and Margaret Bozek. All are offering valuable “advice from the bench.more »

Divorce: Mother-in-law accuses son-in-law of assault, alleges threat to life
Nigerian ObserverFebruary 28, 2017

It would be recalled that Juliet Ayevbuomwan, an estranged wife of Emmanuel Ochuko, sometime in September 2016, sought to divorce her husband over his ceaseless assault and harassment on her for refusing to circumcise their little child, a situation ...more »

Egypt's Kafkaesque Rules For Christian Marriage
WorldcrunchFebruary 27, 2017

Unfortunately, the relationship eventually began to fall apart, and in 2008, Nekhiely decided to file for divorce. But as a Protestant married to a Copt, there was a way for Nekhiely to do this: An article in the personal status law enables Christian ...more »

Why 'no fault divorce' could help join the dots between divorce law and tax law
Family LawFebruary 27, 2017

Yet again, the government has said that it will not be putting forward a reform of divorce law to allow spouses (or civil partners) to apply for divorce within 2 years of separation, unless they are prepared to allege fault. For opposite sex couples ...more »

UAE Family Matters Q&A: Types of Divorce Under Sharia Law
Lexology (registration)February 27, 2017

Answer: There are two types of divorce, revocable and irrevocable. A revocable divorce will allow the husband to cancel it at any point up until the end of the three-month Iddat, or waiting, period. After this period, if the couple wish to reconcile ...more »

Family and Divorce Law feature in Birmingham Post supplement
Birmingham PostFebruary 27, 2017

A special pullout supplement examines some of the key issues affecting what can be one of the most emotive areas of the legal profession. Claire Darley, from Birmingham Law Society, pens a foreword about pending changes to divorce laws which have ...more »

India's battle against three words that grant instant divorce
Wink NewsFebruary 27, 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 »

No-fault divorce is long overdue, says top judge
The Times (subscription)February 27, 2017

A Supreme Court judge has criticised ministers for failing to reform divorce and cohabitation law, in a rare public outburst. Lord Wilson of Culworth said that the law was in urgent need of updating to do away with the old-fashioned requirement of ...more »

Woman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She's Sought Since '01
NewserFebruary 26, 2017

What sets it—and South Dakota—apart from the rest of the country is that without a true "no-fault" divorce law, if one spouse doesn't want the divorce, it can be just about impossible to end a marriage. So reports USA Today in a lengthy feature on ...more »

The state of divorce in Charlotte
Charlotte AgendaFebruary 24, 2017

Many law firms in Charlotte advertise a flat fee for simple divorces. These are generally about $1,000 to $1,250 (on top of a $100 to $300 consultation fee). If money is especially tight, the Mecklenburg County Bar offers $50 divorce consultations with ...more »

Private equity investment for divorce law firm
Insider MediaFebruary 24, 2017

A major family law firm founded by a lawyer who battled one of Britain's most famous miscarriages of justice has secured investment from mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge. Founded in 1982, Stowe Family Law (SFL) grew from humble beginnings in ...more »

Woman forced to leave Mississippi to divorce husband
KSDK.comFebruary 24, 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 »

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