Divorce gene in women has been identified

by Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Scientists have identified a female 'divorce gene' that can identify which women will struggle to commit or have happy relationships. The Daily Mail reports that Swedish researchers examined the DNA of more than 1,800 women and their patterns. Each couple had been together for more than five years, and were either married or living together. They found ...

Facebook can be used to serve court documents

by Monday, February 27, 2012

Facebook used to serve divorce papers? Legal authorities say a High Court judge in England has approved the use of Facebook to serve legal claims. Lawyers in a commercial dispute were last week granted permission to serve a suit against a defendant via the popular social networking site. Justice Nigel Teare permitted the unconventional method of service ...

New family aribitration scheme launches

by Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A new scheme has today been launched to enable family disputes to be resolved by arbitration. This scheme has been set up by the newly formed Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA), a not for profit organisation, created by family lawyers’ group Resolution, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Family Law Bar Association, in association with the ...

Smart phones are the divorce lawyers best friend

by Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The rise in texting evidence follows a similar trend two years ago when the AAML, a professional group of 1,600 members who handle prenuptial agreements, legal separations, annulments, custody battles, property divisions and the rights of unmarried couples, noticed a surge in evidence from Facebook pages "With emails you can think about and rewrite them. There ...

Social Media is a Factor in One-in-Three Divorces

by Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Facebook and other social media outlets are playing an increasing part in divorce actions. Postings not only contribute to marital problems but also serve as divorce trial evidence in determining financial and child custody settlements. As more and more people invite social media into their lives, research increasingly shows that chatting, flirting and interacting with online ...