Liberalizing Divorce Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The United States is not the only place where no fault divorce is making the news as more countries around the world are liberalizing their divorce laws. The courts in India are having to make a bit of adjustment as that country moves to amend their old divorce laws to include the ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ as sufficient grounds for divorce. The government’s family courts are preparing to deal with an increase in divorce and child custody cases the change is...

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I got married in india, it was an islamic marrige. How do I get divorced?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I got married in india, it was an islamic marrige. I’m not even sure if it is registered in England but i want to get divorced – how would i go about it? State:  Alabama Answer:  While we try to provide the best and most complete answers to your divoirce questions here at Divorce.com, your particular question presents a bit of a problem. Many of the emotional, physical and motivating elements of divorce are common...

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Women’s Divorce Rights Abroad

Aug 8, 2012 by

In news from India the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice presented its report in Parliament on the Marriage Laws Amendment Bill 2010. Supporting irretrievable breakdown of marriage as a ground for annulment of marriage, the parliamentary panel recommended that current mandatory six-month waiting period for married couples to divorce should stay in effect in order to protect and preserve the institution of marriage. The panel also recommended effective ”legal...

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Divorce by Mutual Consent

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although problems with marriage and divorce are not confined to the United States by any means, the specific causes and solutions may vary according to the country they occur in. News from India shows that even though it is half-way around the world, many of the same stress factors of modern life affect marriages, and ultimately, divorces in that nation. Statistics from Family Court in Pune, the eighth largest metropolis in India, show that the incidence of divorce has nearly doubled for...

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Divorce Reform in India

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent article in the Globe and Mail in Toronto, Canada addressed the state of women in India who are trapped in abusive or broken marriages by archaic divorce laws and a dysfunctional court system. Divorce and separation are both increasing along with India’s rapid economic growth and social changes, but a combination of social factors make divorce especially difficult for Indian women. The country has no laws governing the division of marital property in a divorce and since Indian men...

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Alimony for Everyone

Aug 8, 2012 by

In a bit of interesting news coming from DNAIndia, a Delhi High Court has upheld a family court order that compels a man to pay alimony to his live-in housekeeper. Men in the United States who think it is bad to have to support an ex-wife have it pretty good compared to 65-year-old Mr. Narain who will have to pay monthly maintenance support to his 30-year-old former domestic housekeeper because she and her three minor children were living in his house. Ms. Parvati and her three children lived...

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Dialect Affects Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The lack of preparation, agreement or notification that constitutes a legal divorce for Muslim men in India was noted when Divorce.com reported on “The World’s Easiest Divorce” last year. According to the Sunni Islamic seminary in India, a husband can end his marriage simply by saying the word talaq (divorce) three times. The deed requires no witnesses and the triple utterance is a valid divorce even if the wife doesn’t hear the words at all. This allows Sunni Muslim...

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55,000 Couples Want a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Now that all 50 U.S. states have some form of no-fault divorce on the books with the recent addition of New York as the last hold-out to make the switch, it seems more liberalized divorce laws are being written internationally as well. The Parliament in New Delhi, India is planning to amend their old divorce laws, the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955, and the Special Marriage Act of 1954, to include a more modern interpretation of the ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ as sufficient...

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4,600 Divorces a Day

Aug 8, 2012 by

International news readers will recognize that news reporting in India is frequently concerned with the goings-on of their more populous neighbor to the North, China. This week the Times of India newspaper is reporting that the rapidly rising divorce rate in China is due to mounting social pressures caused by the country’s rapid economic growth and an overall decline in fertility rates across the world’s most populous nation. The recent Times report states that nearly, 850,000...

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