Divorce & Separation. Legal news and articles for May 19 - 28, 2017

Muslim Women in India Challenge 'Instant Divorce' LawDoes Canon Law Forbid No-Fault Divorce?Advocates want lawmakers to revisit alimony lawWho wins under the law — a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or on a divorce decree?Lawsuit: Jesse Jackson Jr. incurred $131000 in unpaid legal feesAustralian Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Abroad Are Finding It ...Five don'ts of divorceBritain's most expensive divorce lawyer on break-upUS Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement PayDayton Congressman Mike Turner files for divorceHuma Abedin Files for Divorce After Anthony Weiner Guilty PleaInstant divorce debate exposes rifts among India's MuslimsUsername or email:Queens Divorce and Family Law Attorney Bruce Feinstein, Esq. Clarifies Questions About Wealth Ownership Before ...Why India allows instant divorce

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Rated by their rivals: the celebrity divorce lawyers
The Times (subscription)May 3, 2017

If a top divorce lawyer is embroiled in a marriage breakdown, which of their rivals would they pick to advise them? The secret of “the lawyer's lawyer” in the world of celebrity divorce is revealed this week in a survey of the top UK family lawyers in ...more »

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Muslim Women in India Challenge 'Instant Divorce' Law
New York TimesMay 28, 2017

In many Muslim-majority countries, religious leaders frown on the practice and note that the Quran recommends that couples make a genuine effort to reconcile and resolve their differences before parting ways, said Julie Macfarlane, a law professor at ...more »

Does Canon Law Forbid No-Fault Divorce?
Church MilitantMay 27, 2017

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - The question whether Catholics who divorce must obtain permission from their bishop before they file is being debated by experienced canon lawyers, learned laypeople and Vatican officials. Dr. Ed Peters, a ...more »

Advocates want lawmakers to revisit alimony law
The Salem NewsMay 26, 2017

BOSTON — Six years ago lawmakers passed a raft of reforms meant to address inequities in the state's then-antiquated divorce laws, ending lifetime alimony payments and capping how much one spouse is required to pay the other. But recent rulings by the ...more »

Who wins under the law — a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or on a divorce decree?
MarketWatchMay 25, 2017

My ex-husband had two life insurance policies that named me as the beneficiary when we divorced. I asked that this be retained during his lifetime and the beneficiaries would be our son and daughter. This also was written up in our divorce papers. He ...more »

Lawsuit: Jesse Jackson Jr. incurred $131000 in unpaid legal fees
Chicago TribuneMay 24, 2017

A Chicago law firm that represented Jesse Jackson Jr. in his divorce proceedings filed against the former congressman Tuesday, claiming he incurred $131,000 in unpaid legal fees. Berger Schatz LLC, a law firm specializing in divorce and family law ...more »

Australian Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Abroad Are Finding It ...
BuzzFeed NewsMay 22, 2017

On April 17, 2013, New Zealand's parliament rose to sing the traditional Maori love song Pokarekare Ana as the small nation became the first in the Asia Pacific ...more »

Five don'ts of divorce
WXOW.comMay 22, 2017

The sad statistic is still holding true, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. A local law office has created a user's guide to divorce. While there's much that the law dictates, there's also a lot people can do on their own to minimize ...more »

Britain's most expensive divorce lawyer on break-up
Daily MailMay 21, 2017

But Ayesha gets results, and in the cut-throat world of multi- millionaire divorce — and occasionally even billionaire divorce — little else counts. Her law firm now has five offices across the country and employs 75 staff, many of them mothers on ...more »

US Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay
FedSmith.comMay 20, 2017

In Howell v. Howell (U.S. Supreme Court No. 15-1031, 5/15/2017), the high court had to educate the Arizona Supreme Court that federal law pre-empts state law when it comes to matters involving military annuities. When the Howells divorced, the state ...more »

Dayton Congressman Mike Turner files for divorce
Dayton Daily NewsMay 19, 2017

RELATED: Congressman Turner's divorce finalized. Fraudulent contract is one of 11 “divorce causes” allowed by Ohio law, according to the Ohio Revised Code. Turner asks that the two equitably allocate their marital assets and debts, that she pay his ...more »

Huma Abedin Files for Divorce After Anthony Weiner Guilty Plea
LawNewzMay 19, 2017

Huma Abedin, known as the right-hand woman to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has filed for divorce from husband Anthony Weiner. Breaking: Huma files for divorce against Anthony Weiner. — Victoria Bekiempis (@vicbekiempis) May 19, 2017.more »

Instant divorce debate exposes rifts among India's Muslims
Deutsche WelleMay 19, 2017

"I was divorced 30 years ago. I then had a two-year-old child and was pregnant too. My husband at that time was not happy with the dowry that was given to him at the time of marriage. It's not that he didn't like me. It was my in-laws who put pressure ...more »

Username or email:
BenzingaMay 19, 2017

Queens, New York divorce and family law attorney, Bruce Feinstein, Esq., has spent over a decade working with clients on establishing their ownership rights during a divorce in New York. A recent rise in questions concerning property rights has led him ...more »

Queens Divorce and Family Law Attorney Bruce Feinstein, Esq. Clarifies Questions About Wealth Ownership Before ...
PR Web (press release)May 19, 2017

Queens, New York divorce and family law attorney, Bruce Feinstein, Esq., has spent over a decade working with clients on establishing their ownership rights during a divorce in New York. A recent rise in questions concerning property rights has led him ...more »

Why India allows instant divorce
The Economist (blog)May 19, 2017

“CAN something found to be sinful by God be validated by men through law?” And, “if God considers it a sin, it can't be legal, can it be?” These were among the weighty questions posed by India's Supreme Court this week as it heard from women who have ...more »

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