UK: Is Miriam González Durántez a Bad Influence on British Wives, and Women in General?

Don’t You Dare Call Miriam González Durántez  “Mrs Clegg” She is a lawyer and wife to former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and she recently lampooned an organization on social media for referring to her by her husband’s name. So instead of calling her “Miriam González Durántez” they called her “Mrs Clegg.” She took umbrage […]

RUSSIA: Parliament Goes Rogue Voting 380 – 3 to Decriminalize Domestic Violence

“If he beats you it means he loves you.” This, apparently, is an old Russian proverb and one that the Russian parliament takes as gospel. The new bill which must be signed by President Vladimir Putin will make domestic violence a crime only if there is substantial bodily harm that occurs more than once per […]

Ashish Thakkar’s Divorce Case Exposes “Africa’s Youngest Billionaire” Mantle as Undeserved. He’s Not That Rich.

Did Ashish Thakkar lie about his wealth on purpose or did others impose the mantle of “Africa’s Youngest Billionaire” on him against his will? Or is he lying about his wealth to escape having to pay his glamourous wife Meera a hefty sum in a divorce settlement? Because apparently he has been telling a UK […]

Johannesburg: Has South Africa Become the Divorce Capital of the African Continent?

Whether in Johannesburg or Capetown or any other urban area, divorce rates have been spiking in South Africa for the past 5 years or so. Indeed, it is said that divorce has become a hot trend in the country. Different reasons are offered for this trend including money woes, infidelity and women’s economic power. Indeed, at […]

UK Courts End Practice of Allowing Abusive Fathers Access to their Children

A recent ruling in the UK courts could positively impact the lives of women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Courts have ruled that there will no longer be a presumption of contact between abusive fathers and their children after a number of British children were killed by their fathers – presumably in […]

CAIRO: Divorces to Become More Difficult to Obtain if President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi Has His Way

Did you know that in Egypt and many Muslim countries, it is a man’s prerogative to divorce his wife simply by saying “I divorce you” to her three times? Apparently, this practice has led to an explosion of divorces in Egypt – about 900,000 per year – and the president wants to do something about […]

A Dubai Divorce Court Grants French Couple a Divorce But Wife Yassmina Trapped in UAE

A french couple obtained a divorce in Dubai then the husband fled the country with the children’s passport, leaving the wife penniless and with no way to support herself in the country or leave with her children.  Even though he has left the country and she is trapped there, the wife is still subject to […]

Austrian woman Estibaliz Carranza, who killed her ex husband, will be sent to men’s prison because she is so dangerous according to authorities

Reports are saying that Austrian ice cream shop owner Estibaliz Carranza, 38, will be transferred from her female prison to a men’s prison because she is too dangerous to be locked up with other women. She is accused of killing two men: her lover and prior to that, her ex husband who she called “violent […]

Divorce in India: The “Judge’s Discretion” Can Result in Completely Ridiculous Outcomes

A recent New York Times article about Divorce in India caught my attention for all the wrong reasons. I just thought “how ridiculous!” when I read some of the reasons that a judge in India can exercise his or her discretion in granting or not granting a divorce.  The author wrote: The country’s legal code […]

MONACO: Divorcing couple Maurice & Tracey Amon fight over art & jurisdiction

The Parties in this divorce action: They are Mr and Mrs Maurice Alain Amon. He is a Swiss born entrepreneur living in Monaco with homes in various countries including a chalet in Gstaad Switzerland and apartments in London and Manhattan. She is Tracey Hejailan. When Was the Divorce filed: The divorce was filed in October 2015 in […]

LONDON: William Longrigg named President of International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

London solicitor William Longrigg is named newest president of the international Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He had this and more to say about the first few weeks in his new role: My first couple of months have been frantically busy.  After taking over from Cheryl Hepfer in Budapest on 13th September, we have been more than active […]

Should you demand a divorce if someone else’s “privates” ends up on your spouse’s cell phone?

Ahem.  Give me a second, I am giggling….omg…. I got this idea for this post because I was reading somewhere about an American TV show produced by Shonda Rimes called How To Get Away With Murder (Shonda seems to have created a lot of interesting top rated TV shows in America including one called Scandal […]

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