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Marriage Breakdown

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by Natasha Heathcote on December 20, 2015

Natasha Heathcote

Is it all as simple as it seems?

If you watch Winners and Losers, an Australian TV show, you might think that getting a divorce and obtaining final parenting and property Orders between you and your spouse is simply a matter of signing a few documents in the heat of the moment, like Bridget in the show.

I am … Read more

Billion dollar divorce in Oklahoma

by Michelle McDermott on November 13, 2014

Michelle McDermott

In a departure from my usual UK tattles, comes a story reported by Reuters from Oklahoma, USA involving the CEO and founder of one of that country’s biggest oil companies, Continental Resources.

Mr Harold Hamm, billionaire, is about to commence his divorce trial which could result in the largest ever divorce judgment. The question primarily for issue is how the … Read more

Peter Magee

In news Amrita Nayak Dutta reported on 2 October 2013 in an article titled “Women put off divorce to benefit from Marriages Law (Amendment) Bill” that the Marriages Law Amendment Bill proposal in India has seen a 23% decline in divorce cases as women “direct their lawyers to go slow on proceedings”.

Dutta goes on to say:

“Women Read more

Peter Magee

In an online article published on on 23 January 2014, Ms Natasha Lee discusses the Federal Government endorsement of a $20 million trial that will see newlyweds provided with $200 vouchers enabling them to attend counselling or educative courses. This trial is scheduled to begin on 1 July this year in an attempt to save unsteady marriages by encouraging … Read more

Divorce Is Not Necessarily Failure

by Peter Magee on February 28, 2014

Peter Magee

In an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 15 June 2013 titled “Here’s Reason to Celebrate: Divorce Doesn’t Equal Failure” Wendy Squires states that:

“In the past three years, three couples I know have decided to divorce and, from the continuing complaints I am hearing from both parties of another, it is likely they won’t make Read more

Pregnant Man Cannot Divorce Wife

by Peter Magee on June 14, 2013

Peter Magee

Yes you read that correctly. Thomas Beatie was born female. Despite his double mastectomy and testosterone hormone therapy, Beatie had retained the ability to conceive children. He married a woman in Hawaii in 2003. At the time that Beatie married his wife in Hawaii, neither same-sex marriage nor same-sex civil unions were legal. He therefore must have married in Hawaii … Read more

Young and Divorced

by Peter Magee on January 23, 2013

Peter Magee

In an article called “Young, Beautiful and Divorced” published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 23 September 2012, Nina Karnikowski, discusses divorce of those in their twenties.

Ms Karnikowski states that although “no one enters marriage anticipating divorce, especially not within the first few years,” statistics show that the younger the person marries, the more likely they are to divorce. Read more