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Attorneys noticing more divorce filings caused by pandemic

The pandemic has put a strain on everyone this year, and for some staying home, financial trouble or losing work has put a strain on relationships.

Some lawyers say they’re seeing more divorce filing this year because of it.

“I have been doing family law for about 25 years,” said Debbie Self, a partner at Self Morey & Associates. “I would tell you that we have had an unusual surge in divorces both last year in the late fall and again this year in the late fall.”

Family attorney Debbie Self says there’s usually a lull in filings around the holidays.

She says some people wait until they’re over, and others might wait to get their tax returns in the spring to file for divorce.

“The one thing that I’ve heard probably more consistently than anything is that a person might have been in a marriage that they were willing

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Kelly Clarkson Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Kids Amid Divorce

Nearly six months after Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock, legal decisions are being made regarding their roles as parents. 

On Nov. 19, the Grammy-winning singer was awarded primary physical custody in Los Angeles of her and Blackstock’s two children together, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4. According to court documents filed on Nov. 30 and obtained by E! News, “under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody” and that the children “have not resided in Montana and that their current resident and their residence for the last several years has been Los Angeles, California.” 

As a result, the exes were granted joint legal custody and physical custody, but primary physical custody was given to Clarkson. “This custody order isn’t that big of a

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Kelly Clarkson wins primary custody of her children amid Brandon Blackstock divorce

Kelly Clarkson will have custody of her children most of the time, a Los Angeles County judge has ruled.

According to both People and TMZ, the singer and her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock were each seeking primary custody of daughter River Rose, 6, and 4-year-old son Remington Alexander. However, the judge decided that the kids will stay mostly with Clarkson in Los Angeles, the home of her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, rather than their ranch in Montana, where Blackstock plans to reside.



Kelly Clarkson, Brandon Blackstock posing for the camera: Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)


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Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The court document reportedly reads: “The Court finds that under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody.”

TMZ detailed that Blackstock will spend the first, third and

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I have found wife’s photos with another man. Can I file for divorce in UAE? – News

Know the law in the UAE.

Q1) I found some photographs of my wife in a compromising position with another man. It was a relationship she had in her home country before she got married to me. Can I file for a divorce based on the photographs? Can I file a criminal case against her in the UAE though the incident took place in another country?

Pursuant to your queries, we assume that you and your wife are expatriates living in the UAE. As you allege that you found the photographs of your wife with another man in a compromising position, the provisions of Federal Law No. (3) of 1987 on issuance of Penal Code (the ‘UAE Penal Law’), Federal Law No. (35) of 1992 related to Criminal Procedure Law of UAE (the ‘Criminal Procedure Law of UAE’) and Federal Law No. (28) of 2005 on Personal Status

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Kelly Clarkson Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Kids amid Brandon Blackstock Divorce



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Kelly Clarkson will have primary custody of her children.

A Los Angeles County judge has ruled that the “Stronger” singer, 38, who is currently in divorce proceedings with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, will have primary custody of their children, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.



Kelly Clarkson, Brandon Blackstock are posing for a picture: Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock


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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

“The Court finds that under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody,” the court document read, referring to Clarkson.

A rep for Clarkson and an attorney for Blackstock did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The document adds that “the level of conflict between the parents

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Judge in divorce case criticises husband’s ‘mean-spirited’ behaviour

A High Court judge, in granting a woman a decree of divorce, has found her estranged husband has still not fully disclosed his financial position and engaged in “bad” and “mean-spirited” behaviour towards her.

The man had sought to depict himself as a “reasonable” man seeking only what is fair and wishing his estranged wife well, Mr Justice Max Barrett said. However, over a prolonged period, he behaved badly towards her, requiring her, when she has little money, repeatedly to engage lawyers and seek all manner of orders against him, including to pay his share of utility bills, the judge said.

He had behaved in a “volatile” manner, with the result the woman previously obtained an interim barring order against him, later replaced by a related undertaking.

The woman was so fearful she left the family home at one point.

While the man maintained he has never been violent towards

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Private Divorce Trial Forum Launches in New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Divorcing couples and their counsel will no longer have to wait for the overburdened New York State court system to schedule a trial on financial issues related to their divorce. 


Eric Wrubel, Founder NYC Private Justice, Private Divorce Trial Forum

Eric Wrubel, a matrimonial attorney with a 25-year career practicing in New York, envisioned and has founded NYC Private Justice (NYCPJ) which provides a platform for litigants in a divorce or family law action to have financial issues heard by an experienced, neutral third party who will render a binding decision following the presentation of admissible evidence. 

This innovative concept is the first of its kind in New York and will revolutionize how contested divorces and related financial hearings can be handled. 

NYCPJ is also a novel option for individuals who want the financial aspects of the dissolution of their marriage handled with complete privacy, as well as expeditiously.

NYCPJ

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George Floyd cop Derek Chauvin gets divorce settlement rejected, judge says there’s a ‘badge of fraud’

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA: The police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, has had a divorce settlement between him and his wife, Kellie Chauvin, rejected by a judge in court. The divorce settlement would transfer most of his assets to his wife before his trial in court for the murder of George Floyd. The judge involved in the divorce case also cited the possibility of fraud.

Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce on May 31, shortly after the George Floyd case that inspired widespread protests throughout the United States. According to the Star Tribune, Kellie is asking for sole ownership of both of the couple’s homes — their primary home in Oakdale, and a townhouse in Windermere, Florida, which were bought in both their names after their marriage in 2010. Some have speculated that the true motive behind this divorce is to protect Derek Chauvin’s assets in case

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Is your marriage Covid-proof? This Gloucestershire divorce lawyer has seen her caseload quadruple and this is why

Between home schooling, worries about jobs and families being stuck together 24/7 it’s not surprising that the Citizens Advice Bureau is reporting record numbers of people looking up how to divorce their spouse on the charity’s website.

But even the most pessimistic forecasters might be shocked to learn the extent to which the pandemic has made difference.

For Gloucestershire lawyer Sharon Giles was surprised to find herself four times busier than usual at a time when she thought it would be quiet because unhappy couples would be waiting for the crisis to settle down before filing for divorce..

“I haven’t got any actual figures but I am certainly a lot busier,” said Sharon who is a partner in the divorce and family law team at Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham.

“I would say that during the lockdown period my instructions have quadrupled to what they normally are.”

But although the

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Legal view: File a complaint if ex-wife breaches divorce agreement terms – News

Question: I got married in 2014 in India and got divorced in October 2018 as per a mutual agreement. I agreed to pay Dh3,000 per month to my now three-year-old son. According to the terms we signed, I could visit my son once a week for an hour. My ex-wife and son went to India in August, but she came back to the UAE without him. Please advise how I can bring my son back to Dubai so I can at least visit him once a week.

Answer: Pursuant to your queries, we assume that you had obtained a mutual divorce from your ex-wife from the Personal Status Court of Dubai and the mutual agreement is duly attested by the court. We further assume that the said mutual agreement is an integral part of the mutual divorce judgement. Therefore, the provisions of Federal Law No. (28) of 2005 on Personal

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