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Divorce Advice: Breaking the News

The decision to divorce a partner is never easy. Spouses will lie awake at night contemplating their situations before choosing to take the plunge and end their marriage. Even once the decision has been made, however, an individual still has to break the news to their partner. In most instances, this process is relativ...

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Divorce and Holidays

Summer holidays are a British institution. For a week or fortnight each year, thousands upon thousands of couples and families will leave these dreary shores for sunnier climes, laze on beaches, eat good food and escape the stress and strains of everyday life. We are currently at the height of the holiday season, ho...

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A Sporting Divorce

My weekends have felt strangely empty over the last two months. Not that I haven’t been busy – the traditional British summer barbecues have, as ever, been a permanent feature, as has lounging in beer gardens. I also recently acquired a rather delightful and gregarious Bichon Frise puppy called Bowie and, goodness know...

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For Richer or Poorer

It’s the root of all evil, doesn’t grow on trees and can’t buy you happiness. Like it or not, the sway of money is all pervading and a constant cause of discord and disagreement. Such disputes are more than capable of driving a wedge between otherwise happy couples and, as a result, many people avoid discussing fisc...

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I won’t pay anything – I’m a Genius!

An American billionaire’s attempts to deny his wife a substantial divorce settlement failed yesterday. His argument – he’s an ‘innate genius’. Henry Silverman, 68, from New York, claimed that he amassed his vast fortune as a result of his superior intellect and that his wife, Nancy, had not contributed to his succes...

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Religion and Divorce

The growth of secularisation has seen religion's influence wane significantly in recent times. Malta recently became the last European nation to legalise divorce despite steadfast opposition from the influential Roman Catholic Church. The Filipino government also recently announced their intentions to discuss reintrodu...

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Divorce now Available Throughout Europe

  Divorce is now legal in all European countries following Maltese parliament having approved new laws. Parliament made the announcement on Monday following the bill having been approved by 52 votes to 11. The parliamentary discussion came about as a result of a non-binding referendum which saw 53% of vot...

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Britain’s Biggest Divorce Settlement Confirmed

A divorce settlement between a Russian mogul and his estranged wife was finalised today in the high court with reports suggesting that the figure is the biggest in British history. 65 year old Boris Berezovsky had previously agreed to provide his estranged wife, Galina, with the payment which, whilst unspecified, ha...

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Man Unable to Divorce Runaway Bride for at Least a Year

Johnny Gannon thought he’d live happily ever after following his marriage to Jamaican national Patricia Chambers. The 57 year old charity worker was left heartbroken, however, when his new, 24 year old bride left him only 20 minutes after having arrived at his flat in Perth, Scotland. The couple met two years ago wh...

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Should Divorcing Parents go back to School?

The need for divorcing couples to arrive at amicable arrangements concerning childcare and contact often breeds conflict. Many parents have conflicting ideas on what is best for their children and, with emotions running high, mothers and fathers often forget that the needs of their children are, ultimately, what should...

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Divorce and Detectives

News Corporation and many of its employees have seen their reputations tarnished and their careers left in tatters as a result of the recent phone hacking scandal. One group has, however, avoided becoming embroiled in the media frenzy despite them having been very much involved, however: private investigators. This...

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Is it Really Easier to Divorce than obtain a Driving License?

It is now easier to obtain a divorce than a driving license senior judge, Sir Paul Coleridge, claimed during an interview with the BBC yesterday. Part of me can’t help but feel that his comments have been misinterpreted somewhat. Obtaining my full driving license was a laborious and unforgiving task – it took me no...

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