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, …

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

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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. …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Divorce Infanticide

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Divorce Infanticide often, and increasingly these days, go hand in hand. Why? It is difficult to understand or explain the actions of a parent who would rather murder their own child to get revenge in a divorce. It is the ultimate act of revenge. A despicable act. A frightening, horrific and even demonic act. And …

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Divorce trends in the Middle East: Israel, Qatar, UAE, Pakistan, Oman, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq

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Divorce in the Middle East can be dangerous business when you are female. For certain, divorce is still very much frowned upon in the Middle East. These societies are still largely paternalistic and women are still largely viewed as chattel and property.  It can be very difficult for women to get divorced in these countries. …

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BANGALORE: NGO Rafaa makes strides helping "unfairly divorced women" and young girls get a second chance

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If you are looking for an NGO to support, I found this interesting one in Bangalore India. Now, I don’t know anything about it except what I read on the Internet. But it seems they are working with indigent girls, and women who have been “unfairly divorced” to lift their spirits and help them with …

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BEIJING: Post office in China's largest city offers special "love letter" service to help stem rising divorce rate

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Beijing Post Office offers love letter service to stem divorce rate in the densely populated city Beijing is famous for more than just Peking Duck (btw, when I was in Beijing this past summer, I did go out for Peking Duck…but I was slightly underwhelmed by it…wonder if it’s because I don’t really enjoy meat?). …

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