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With the Canadian Government having indicated that Changes to its Divorce Act are Impending, Quickie Divorce asks: Should the UK Follow Suit?

Sources have recently indicated that the Canadian government is considering reforming its divorce act to ensure that parents are afforded joint custody of their children following a divorce, news which has led Quickie Divorce to ask: should the UK also consider such changes? This suggestion is, unfortunately, highly...

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New York Woman Pursues ex for Unpaid Child Support 34 Years after their Divorce was Finalised

In December 1977, New York couple Phillip and Frances Ragusa’s divorce was finalised with Phillip being ordered to pay Frances $14,393.57 in child support. Unfortunately, Phillip failed to provide Frances with this payment and, following her having discovered that this judgement was still enforceable in 2002, Frances b...

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Australian Man Granted Divorce as Judge declares that he ‘Married under Duress’

A man who was married to his partner for less than one year has been granted a divorce by the Australian family courts following the presiding judge having declared that he had been “under duress” when agreeing to wed and subsequently marrying his partner. Reports have indicated that the unnamed couple had been enga...

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Russia Celebrates Family Day in the Hope of Curtailing Divorce Rates

According to UN statistics, Russia had the highest divorce rate in the world in 2010. The country’s population has also declined drastically in the last 20 years, with its population currently standing at 142 million compared with 150 million in 1991. Domestic violence is also rife in with reports stating that appro...

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Divorce can have a Positive Effect on Children

Sociologists and anthropologists worldwide tend to report negative findings when studying how divorce affects children with recent research from the University of Wisconsin having indicated that children of divorce struggle socially and academically. Fresh studies conducted by the Pew Research Centre – which analyse...

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Why Do People Commit Adultery?

No one singular act is quite as capable of extinguishing the love and trust needed within a marriage as adultery. Victims of adultery are likely to feel betrayed and unloved whilst perpetrators will often find themselves battling immense guilt, and possibly depression, due to the damage their disloyalty has caused....

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Gibson and Wife Reach Financial Settlement

Hollywood star Mel Gibson and his estranged wife Robyn have reached an agreement with regards to financial settlement and now expect to finalise their divorce in August according to reports. Robyn originally filed for divorce from the 55 year old actor in 2009, though it is widely believed that the couple’s marriage...

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To Pre or not to Pre – Pre-nuptial Agreements in the UK

A survey conducted by UK insurance company MORE TH>N has revealed that 55 per cent of men would be willing to marry a woman for financial security alone. The poll also showed that women are now more inclined to protect their finances with 29 per cent stating that they would consider asking their husband to be to...

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Divorce: Just like the Common Cold?

People are susceptible to moral panics and nothing seems to inspire dread quite as much as the discovery of a new or mutated strain of a disease – the sort of bug that can turn your bones into jelly and ravage your brain’s frontal lobes leaving you a limp, salivating shadow of your former self. And now, a n...

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Is it Time to Divorce?

Following compulsory introductions and me being asked what I do for a living, regardless of the social event in question, this comment nearly always ensues: “hmmm… funny you should say that, I’ve been having some problems in my relationship recently.” I’ve come to accept this, though. In...

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Unemployed Men More Likely to Divorce

General opinion may suggest that traditional gender roles have all but been eradicated and that old-fashioned titles such as ‘housewife’ and ‘breadwinner’ no longer have any bearing on modern-day marriages. A study conducted by Ohio State University suggests otherwise, however. The research – which involved analysin...

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Law Firm Offers Free Divorces

A firm of solicitors located in the south west of England are utilising unusual methods in order attract new customers; offer them a free divorce. Follett Stock Solicitors, who have offices in Devon and Cornwall, have advertised their free divorce service – available to all customers who sign up before the 30th June...

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