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International Divorce

Dividing Your Foreign Pension – Why English Courts Won’t Order A Split

Date: December 14th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Pensions have a crucial impact on negotiations for financial settlements on divorce. Stock market volatility and the well-publicised underfunding of global pension schemes mean the value of a pension can change rapidly. Overseas pensions can add further complexity. All of this makes assessment of pensions for divorce settlements difficult. Why Treat Foreign Pensions Differently… Read the full article

Saudi judge rules woman must divorce husband

Date: October 27th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  After a six month court battle, a judge in Saudi Arabia has ruled that a woman must divorce her husband in accordance with her family’s wishes, says The Independent. It was claimed that Mrs al-Tamimi, who now has a young child, did not seek her father’s permission to marry, in accordance with the laws… Read the full article

In-laws dispute leads to divorce for Indian couple

Date: October 20th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Guardian recently reported on a case which has been dragged through the Indian courts for over twenty years has finally been settled, with a husband granted a divorce. Within the Hindu religion, it is accepted that should a husband still live with his parents, then his wife should also live in the same house… Read the full article

Lack of sex is grounds for divorce, says India High Court

Date: October 18th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Most married couples go through periods of enforced celibacy due to lack of enthusiasm on behalf of one of the partners.  However, the High Court in Delhi has ruled that for one couple, the lack of sex in their marriage is actually solid grounds for divorce. The Hindu reports that a wife failed to… Read the full article

Limited compensation for Jewish divorces

Date: September 28th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A recent report in the Israel National News has revealed a new ruling by the Jerusalem District Rabbinical Court which will see a limit placed on compensation claims during a divorce. The Jewish religion already has its own form of prenuptial agreement; a contract called a “Ketuba” which is effectively the marriage certificate with… Read the full article

Sharia councils and the British legal system still at odds

Date: September 13th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  According to The Guardian, the debate regarding how Sharia councils should be integrated into English civil law continues to rage, prompting a House of Commons inquiry. The main concern is for those Muslim women who, without the aid of the legal system to support them, are at risk of losing their civil rights. Although… Read the full article

Australian wife takes financial relief battle to the Court of Appeal

Date: August 18th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An Australian woman with an English ex-husband is disappointed that her appeal to apply for financial relief as part of a divorce settlement has been turned down by the High Court, says Family Law Week. The couple married in 2006 and lived in the UK but separated in 2008, after the birth of a… Read the full article

Sharia councils criticised by BBC programme

Date: August 15th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An interesting investigation by the BBC programme Victoria Derbyshire was aired recently, amidst claims of discrimination by Islamic women. Although all divorces in England and Wales must be processed through the English legal system, many Islamic individuals refuse to acknowledge this procedure and go on to request a divorce in what they consider to… Read the full article

Increasing number of divorces in Singapore

Date: August 12th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A recent report from the Department of Statistics has revealed that the number of divorces in Singapore is increasing, whilst the number of couples choosing to marry is decreasing, according to Channel News Asia. Whilst 28,332 couples married last year, this number was slightly less than the 28,407 recorded in 2014. Meanwhile, there were… Read the full article

China’s divorce rate on the rise

Date: July 12th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  China’s thirty-something’s are the main age group which is causing its divorce rate to soar, according to China.org.cn. A report by the People’s Court in Fujian Province has revealed that almost 40 percent of the marital dispute cases in that region involve couples born in the 1980s. Meanwhile, it is estimated that around half… Read the full article


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