International

New EU Divorce Proposal Rocks the Boat in Sweden

February 11, 2008

Despite being known for it’s “liberal mindedness,” Sweden stands in opposition to a proposed EU initiative that would force countries to litigate divorces that go against social norms. This new proposal is causing unrest across boarders.

Court-less Divorce in France

January 21, 2008

A proposed reform in France could remove divorces from the judicial system into the hands of notaries as an attempt to mitigate the overcrowding courtrooms in France. This would also possibly help reduce the cost of divorce. Some NY judges have even piqued interest in the story, as many have long been advocates of shrinking […]

Domestic Violence When Divorce is Illegal

January 16, 2008

In the Philippines marriage is illegal, but often domestic violence within a relationship becomes fatal. I found an interesting article on The Wip that gives insight into a growing problem. The Philippines is one of only two countries in the world where divorce is prohibited–the other is Malta. Some say it’s become of the Catholic […]

20-Minute Divorce

December 31, 2007

In Cuba, many estranged couples have to live together for years after their divorce, sometimes a lifetime. While getting a divorce in Cuba is easy, obtaining housing on the island can be very difficult.