LONDON: The TITANS 10: The Top 10 divorce solicitors in London

Based on Divorce Saloon’s “algorithms,” these lawyers have emerged as the top divorce solicitors and barristers in UK and thus are the TITANS 10 for 2014. All have a presence in London, the reputed “Divorce Capital of the World.”

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Based on Divorce Saloon’s “algorithms,” these lawyers have emerged as the top divorce solicitors and barristers in UK and thus are the TITANS 10 for 2014. All have a presence in London, the reputed “Divorce Capital of the World.”

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ISTANBUL: Divorced women must wait 300 days before they can remarry

ANKARA: International Divorce News   I am planning a trip to Istanbul, a city I have been told is the perfect blend of Europe and the Middle East. I also hear there is a significant American expat community just in case I decide I want to stay a while.  So, I was just sleuthing around … Continue reading “ISTANBUL: Divorced women must wait 300 days before they can remarry”

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SINGAPORE: Child representatives to be appointed in divorce cases? Special divorce courts to be set up?

Filed in: International Divorce News SINGAPORE: Should Singaporean children have a say in their parents’ divorce? That is, should they be able to choose which parent they want to live with and other issues relating to their care, post divorce? This is the debate going on in Singapore at the moment, according to a recent article … Continue reading “SINGAPORE: Child representatives to be appointed in divorce cases? Special divorce courts to be set up?”

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PERU: Nazira Maria Cross arrested for allegedly poisoning her American husband and burying him in Nevada

The Black Widow Is Nazira Maria Cross a “black widow”? She according to the New York Daily News was arrested in Peru ending a multi year manhunt by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Her crime? It is alleged that her husband divorced her after he found out that she had embezzled a lot of money from … Continue reading “PERU: Nazira Maria Cross arrested for allegedly poisoning her American husband and burying him in Nevada”

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INDIA: Divorce has become “sexy” there

Over the years we have done several posts on marriage and divorce in India. Comparatively speaking, India continues to have one of the lowest rates of divorce in the world. This is due in part, it seems, to their cultural norms & nuances that include arranged marriages v romantic marriages (and how those are constructed and managed) … Continue reading “INDIA: Divorce has become “sexy” there”

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FRANCE: The Family Law Bill that never was

Recently, French people once again took the the streets for a “manifestation.” This is their word for “protest.” They were up in arms about a proposed legislation to “modernize” the French family as they know it. The Secretary of the State of the Family, Laurence Rossignol and the other MPs were all set to debate … Continue reading “FRANCE: The Family Law Bill that never was”

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NIGERIA: Is President Good Luck Jonathan’s daughter Faith Sakwe’s wedding dress bad luck?

Nigerian president Good Luck Jonathan and his wife Patience Jonathan’s daughter tied the knot in a white dress back in April in Nigeria. It was a strange dress from my point of view for any number of reasons not the least of which was the fact that it was white. But the style was a … Continue reading “NIGERIA: Is President Good Luck Jonathan’s daughter Faith Sakwe’s wedding dress bad luck?”

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NORWAY: Doctoral study suggests that divorce may make children fat

A recent study by a Norwegian doctoral student in Norway seems to show some correlation between divorce and obesity in young children. Children whose parents are divorced tend to be heavier than kids whose parents stay married, a new study suggests. Researchers in Norway found that kids from divorced homes in that country were 54 … Continue reading “NORWAY: Doctoral study suggests that divorce may make children fat”

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UK: Millionaire Scot Young’s divorce judge gets angry letter from his bankruptcy solicitor

John Bolch, author of UK blog Family Lore, brought our attention to the story in the Independent which reports today on Scot Young’s divorce. This update is highly appreciated since we have not had recent updates on that case in years! If you have been following Divorce Saloon you may remember that we did a … Continue reading “UK: Millionaire Scot Young’s divorce judge gets angry letter from his bankruptcy solicitor”

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BELGIUM: Belgian hotelier Didier Thiry sentenced to 4 months in prison for contempt of divorce court

All the crazy divorce cases and dramas seem to be happening in London these days, don’t you think? No wonder the city has the reputation it has as the DIVORCE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Good grief. Now taking their bow are the Thirys – Didier and Alisa Thiry to be exact. The multimillionaire couple is … Continue reading “BELGIUM: Belgian hotelier Didier Thiry sentenced to 4 months in prison for contempt of divorce court”

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International Divorce tutorial: 10 tips for expats who are thinking of filing for divorce in a foreign country

1. Only hire local counsel after a thorough research online to make sure they have the experience and competence to handle an international divorce. Ask a lot of questions during the initial consultation to make sure the attorney or solicitor is properly vetted before you sign a retainer agreement. 2. Try to, if possible, return … Continue reading “International Divorce tutorial: 10 tips for expats who are thinking of filing for divorce in a foreign country”

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LONDON: Miss Malaysia Pauline Chai v. Laura Ashley Tycoon Khoo Kay Peng: A divorce where venue is the object

 The history This is an interesting international divorce case going on in the Divorce Capital of the World – LONDON. According to news reports from publications that include the Telegraph and Times Online, Miss Malaysia 1969 Pauline Chai, wants close to 500 million pounds in divorce settlement from her 74 year old husband and Laura Ashley Tycoon, … Continue reading “LONDON: Miss Malaysia Pauline Chai v. Laura Ashley Tycoon Khoo Kay Peng: A divorce where venue is the object”

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CALIFORNIA: Sweden has jurisdiction over American born infant says U.S. Dist Court in California

Carlwig v Carlwig   U.S. Dist. Ct. in the Central District of CA decides a controversial case using ICARA and other child abduction statutes including the Hague Convention and the UCCJEA . The interesting thing is that the child was born in California and was only months old. The child has an older sibling born in Sweden. … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA: Sweden has jurisdiction over American born infant says U.S. Dist Court in California”

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CANADA: Is Walmart the New Venue for getting legal assistance with uncontested divorces?

Apparently Walmart is now leasing office space to lawyers who provide quickie low cost legal services to Walmart Shoppers. It has started in Ontario Canada and is expected to pick up in the United States before long. Interesting concept, maybe even brilliant if  you really think about it. It could be the answer for lawyers … Continue reading “CANADA: Is Walmart the New Venue for getting legal assistance with uncontested divorces?”

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Roderick Tyrrell, a top divorce solicitor in Dublin Ireland, discusses Divorce trends and laws with Divorce Saloon (audio)

Comparatively speaking, Divorce in Ireland is very much like divorce in the United States. Many of the laws pertaining to equitable distribution and custody, prenups and marital residence are almost identical. On a recent trip to Ireland, our very own Divorce Saloon Special International Correspondent sat down with Dublin divorce Solicitor Roderick Tyrrell to discuss … Continue reading “Roderick Tyrrell, a top divorce solicitor in Dublin Ireland, discusses Divorce trends and laws with Divorce Saloon (audio)”

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