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A Royal divorce

09/03/2020 - Divorce

The Royal family and divorce: In recent weeks the Royal family has been rocked by the news that Peter and Autumn Phillips were to divorce after 12 years of marriage followed up by the announcement that David Armstrong-Jones, the 2nd Earl of Snowdon and the eldest son of Princess Margaret, is to part ways with…

New York woman challenges ‘secret’ divorce

25/01/2016 - Divorce

A woman in New York has taken her husband to court for allegedly divorcing her in secret. The couple married in 1994 not long after they first met at a mutual friend’s house. Despite the fact that her future husband was 30 years older than her, she claimed he was “absolutely charming” and that “it…

Thinking about a divorce or separation?

Thinking about a divorce or separation?

Divorce and separation can be tough. You need time and support to make the right decision for you and your family.

‘Divorce Hotel’ to open in New York

05/09/2014 - Divorce

A hotel in New York State will soon be offering couples the opportunity to divorce over the course of a weekend stay. The resort in Saratoga Springs, NY has long been a popular venue for weddings, but within the next few weeks it will team up with Dutch company DivorceHotel to allow couples to separate…

“Wrong time to force mediation on couples set for divorce”

24/02/2011 - Divorce | Family Law

Since writing this column I have discovered that there will be less than 100 mediators qualified to undertake these assessments by April 6th. To place that figure in context, there were 126,496 divorces in 2009. I also mention in the piece that mediation should come later. One possibility is that there shouldn’t be a Financial…

New Yorkers in festive rush to divorce

16/12/2016 - Divorce

Divorce lawyers across New York state have reported a rush of couples seeking to divorce before the end of the month. Under local tax regulations, couples at loggerheads who complete their divorce by 11.59pm on December 31 are legally entitled to file a tax return for the preceding year as a single person, the New…

Stowe Family Law launches an online divorce directory

A new online divorce directory Stowe Family Law (Stowe), the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, has launched a new online directory aimed at supporting people going through a divorce or separation.  The new directory contains a comprehensive list of professionals that support people going through a divorce including counsellors, conveyancers, mortgage advisors and pension…

Divorces are down, says ONS

20/12/2012 - Family | Relationships

New divorce statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) make interesting reading. They show a modest but distinct decline in the number of marriages ending in 2011. There were a total of 117,558 divorces in England during the year. That represents a drop of close to two per cent in just a year, according…

US couple told they cannot undo divorce

30/12/2015 - Divorce

A couple from New Hampshire in the far north east of the United States have been told they cannot cancel their divorce. Terrie Harmon and Thomas McCarron officially divorced in July 2014 after no less than 24 years together but they have since reconciled and are now living together once more. In March this year,…

Father punished for son’s divorce refusal

07/11/2016 - Divorce

An American businessman has been punished in Israel following his son’s continuing refusal to divorce. The man is in his early sixties and runs a successful real estate company. He lives in New York, where he is a member of the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community. On a visit to Israel with his wife, he was summoned before the…

Media claim that High Court ruling opens the way to Sharia divorce is criticised

01/02/2013 - Divorce | Family Law | News

The Times has claimed that Wednesday’s High Court ruling in the case of AI v MT  opened the way to the prospect of divorce cases being settled by Sharia and religious courts”. In AI v MT, Mr Justice Baker made a court order endorsing a complex divorce settlement between an orthodox Jewish couple which had…

Gay couples trapped by divorce laws, claims US organisation

26/02/2013 - Family Law | Marriage

Gay marriage is a regular topic on this blog and quite rightly so, I believe. Same sex marriage has risen to the top of the international family law agenda like few other issues in recent years. Not so long ago, it was a rarely discussed pipedream – now we are well on are way to…

New York judge allows Facebook divorce filing

07/04/2015 - Divorce

A New York judge has allowed a woman to file for divorce using Facebook’s private messaging service. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper ruled that the Ghanaian woman could use the social networking site to send a divorce summons once a week for three weeks unless her husband, also from Ghana, acknowledges them. This decision…


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