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  • 99-year-old man divorces wife after discovering she had an affair SIXTY years ago

    12/29/2011 6:01:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 29, 2011 | Nick Pisa
    A furious 99 year old man is divorcing his wife of 77 years after he discovered she had an affair more than 60 years ago. The couple, who have been identified only as Antonio and Rosa, have both consulted lawyers and the first hearing in the case is due to take place in March. Jealous father-of-five Antonio saw red after he discovered dust covered romantic letters from his wife to her secret lover during a clear out of their apartment in Rome. The couple had tied the knot in Naples in 1934, where Antonio had met Rosa after he had...
  • Mel Gibson Divorce Done: Wife Gets More Than $400 Million

    12/27/2011 7:22:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/27/2011
    LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday approved a divorce settlement between actor Mel Gibson and his estranged wife Robyn, ending their 31 years of marriage. Robyn, Gibson's wife of nearly 30 years and the mother of their seven children, is walking away with half his fortune, once estimated to be as high as $850 million (according to the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006) in what is considered the biggest divorce payout in Hollywood history. Because the couple didn't have a prenuptial agreement, Robyn, 55, was legally entitled to half of everything he earned during their marriage, People magazine...
  • Study: young couples not marrying due to fear of divorce

    12/20/2011 6:17:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    ITHACA, N.Y. December 20, 2011 ( - A study conducted at Cornell University has found that young couples are not marrying because they fear the ravages of divorce. The study, “The Specter of Divorce: Views from Working and Middle-Class Cohabitors,” is published in the journal Family Relations (December 2011) and is co-authored by Sharon Sassler, Cornell professor of policy analysis and management, and Dela Kusi-Appouh, a Cornell doctoral student in the field of development sociology. “Young Americans increasingly express apprehension about their ability to successfully manage intimate relationships. Partially in response, cohabitation has become normative over the past few decades,”...
  • Kobe Bryant's cheating led to divorce filing: report (Tiger is off the hook?)

    12/19/2011 6:47:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Daniel Frankel
    Kobe Bryant's cheating led to divorce filing: reportBy Daniel Frankel | Reuters – 17 hrs ago LOS ANGELES ( - Tiger Woods, you're finally off the hook. TMZ reported on Sunday morning that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant cheated multiple times with multiple partners on his wife of more than a decade -- events that led to Vanessa Bryant's surprise divorce filing in an Orange County, Calif., court Friday. Of course, if this is true, Bryant -- whose public approval rating has vacillated wildly over the years from boy wonder to unlikable cad to uber-determined workaholic -- will likely...
  • Why young couples aren't getting married -- they fear the ravages of divorce

    12/18/2011 5:30:43 AM PST · by decimon · 118 replies
    Cornell University ^ | December 18, 2011
    With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma unveils clues why couples don't get married – they fear divorce. Among cohabitating couples, more than two-thirds of the study's respondents admitted to concerns about dealing with the social, legal, emotional and economic consequences of a possible divorce.
  • Beijing censors cracking down on TV commercials

    12/15/2011 5:04:48 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 12/15/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Authorities in Xiamen, Fujian are considering hiring Taiwan residents for government jobs. “We could do some trials to have Taiwan residents in our civil service. The positions that might be those that have to do with economic and cultural exchanges between Xiamen and Taiwan,” said Yu Weiguo, Xiamen’s Communist Party chief. In March, Xiamen opened six positions at hospitals and schools to Taiwan residents who obtain a masters degree from a mainland university. Other cities in Fujian, such as Pingtan Island, are also looking to include Taiwan residents in their civil service and manage social and public affairs, according to...
  • Black rugby player assaulted for ‘invading Boer territory’

    12/10/2011 2:03:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    Informante ^ | Wednesday, 09 November 2011 | Edson Haufiku
    Jemeneus Paavo, an 18 year-old black rugby player of the Windhoek Rugby Club (WRC), was assaulted in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial suburb last week Friday, after being questioned on why he was present at “Kieppies”, a bar widely perceived as a ‘place for whites only’.
  • Mother Loses Support, Custody for Interfering With Father's Rights

    12/08/2011 7:59:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 12/09/11 | John Caher
    A mother who "deliberately and unjustifiably frustrated" a father's attempts to visit his child was appropriately stripped of child support and primary custody, an appellate panel in Albany has held. The Appellate Division, Third Department, unanimously affirmed a Schuyler County Family Court judge in a case where the custodial mother had repeatedly hindered her estranged husband's efforts to establish relations with his daughter, even though the father made no attempt to enforce his visitation rights for six years. Luke v. Luke, 510880, centers on a child born in 2001 to Melvin W. and Heidi L. Luke. The Lukes, who are...
  • UN: Israel Discriminates Against Divorced Fathers, Children

    12/06/2011 2:43:00 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    UN: Israel Discriminates Against Divorced Fathers, ChildrenBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York, New York --- December 6, 2011 .... The UN, which has a long, documented history for bashing Israel at almost each and every opportunity, has come out today on behalf of divorced fathers and their children in Israel. It is unfortunate that thousands of loving, caring and responsible dads in Israel had to go to the UN and illustrate how blatant gender bias discrimination is under Israel law. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has declared that Israel discriminates against divorced fathers. That...
  • Frenchman ordered to pay wife damages for lack of sex

    12/05/2011 8:10:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 5, 2011 | Our Foreign Staff
    A Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife £8,500 in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their marriage. The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which states married couples must agree to a “shared communal life”. A judge has now ruled that this law implies that “sexual relations must form part of a marriage”. The rare legal decision came after the wife filed for divorce two years ago, blaming the break-up on her husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom. A judge in Nice, southern France, then granted the divorce...
  • Allowing Saudi Women to Drive Would Lead to ‘Surge in Prostitution…Homosexuality & Divorce

    12/02/2011 3:23:44 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 28 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11022011 | Billy Hallowell
    "In 2011, some brave Saudi Arabian women put up a fight over the ongoing driving ban that exists in the Middle Eastern country, but their battle is far from over. Now, religious scholars from Saudi Arabia’s highest authority on Islam are claiming that allowing women to drive would lead to further “moral decline.”
  • Hulk Hogan’s Divorce Details Go Public (ex-wife gets 70%)

    11/24/2011 11:52:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 51 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 23 Nov 2011 | Mike Krumboltz
    Details surrounding the divorce settlement between Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, and ex-wife Linda Bollea have surfaced in an article in the St. Petersburg Times. The two were divorced in 2009, but specifics of their financial settlement were unknown until now. So much for 50/50. Linda Bollea received more than 70% of the couple's liquid assets. But the pain doesn't stop there for the Hulkster. His ex also received a 40% ownership stake in Hulk's companies. Plus, she received a $3 million property settlement (more on that below). The St. Petersberg Times writes that "the confidential financial settlement...
  • Golden Oldies: Newt and the “cancer bed divorce” myth

    11/19/2011 8:24:03 AM PST · by TBBT · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/19/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    With Newt Gingrich continuing to surge in the polls, plenty of stories are bubbling to the surface, including things from the distant past. And let’s face it… Newt has been knocking around US politics for an awfully long time, with tales of many of his exploits being told and retold until they pass into legend. Of course, you know what they say about legends. [countable] an old story about famous people and events in the past. Legends are not usually true One of the more nasty ones is the persistent tale of how Newt went to see his wife as...
  • Newt’s daughter’s non-denial denial of Gingrich confronting 1st wife in hospital over divorce

    11/14/2011 2:20:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    America Blog ^ | 11/4/2011 | John Aravosis
    #fullpost{display:inline;}The fruit doesn't fall far. Newt Gingrich's daughter from his first marriage (he's had 3 marriages) claimed she wanted to "correct the record" earlier this year when she published an article denying that Newt served his first wife divorce papers RIGHT BEFORE SHE DIED. And the Washington Examiner picked the story up again two days ago, claiming that the daughter has now denied the story, thus supposedly showing that it's not true. But of course, she denied something that wasn't even the story. The story wasn't that mom was dying. The story was that Gingrich confronted his wife about...
  • Can't Buy Me Love: Study Shows Materialistic Couples Have More Money and More Problems

    10/14/2011 12:33:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/13/11
    Can't Buy Me Love: Study Shows Materialistic Couples Have More Money and More Problems ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2011) — New research to be published Oct. 13 confirms The Beatles' lyrical hypothesis and finds that "the kind of thing that money just can't buy" is a happy and stable marriage. Scholars at Brigham Young University studied 1,734 married couples across the United States. Each couple completed a relationship evaluation, part of which asked how much they value "having money and lots of things." The researchers' statistical analysis showed that couples who say money is not important to them score about 10...
  • Mexico City considers 2-year marriage licence

    09/30/2011 10:55:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 30, 2011 | World News
    Lawmakers in Mexico City are proposing a new marriage licence that would allow couples to split after a two-year trial rather than go through the lengthier divorce process. Instead of the traditional 'till death to us part,' couples would be able to opt for temporary commitments, test out married life, and then renew their licenses indefinitely if they are still devoted to their chosen spouse. The proposed law would not help those with morning-after regrets. Couples who want to dissolve the marriage before two years would have to go through regular divorce proceedings. "Two years is the minimum amount of...
  • Ashton And Demi Might Be Splitting -- Or They Might Be Using Twitter To Pull A Publicity Stunt

    09/29/2011 5:07:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/29/2011 | Megan Angelo
    Dominating the rumor mill this week: the alleged impending divorce of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. The tabloid tale has played out in the typical way: things were jumpstarted by a screaming Star cover (Star has long been on Kutcher's tail), TMZ dug up some relevant pics, and the Internet at large jumped on the bandwagon. The classic age-gap couple has been plagued by this kind of stuff before. At this round's outset, there was no reason to believe Moore or Kutcher were planting or fueling the rumor. And maybe they aren't. But for whatever reason, they're now deliberately keeping...
  • Televangelist Pat Robertson Turns Against Biblical Marriage Vows

    09/18/2011 8:22:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 17, 2011 | Giacomo
    Long time televangelist and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson stunned the conservative Christian world on Tuesday when he said that it would be okay for man to divorce his wife who has Alzheimer’s. During the Tuesday broadcast of the 700 Club, Robertson was responding to a question he received from a viewer. In his response, Robertson said that people with Alzheimer’s are ‘walking dead’ who in his opinion would make it acceptable for a spouse to seek a divorce. One has to wonder if Robertson would feel the same way if he were the one with Alzheimer’s who was being...
  • Robertson: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimer's

    09/15/2011 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Sopater · 131 replies
    The Church Report ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death." During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder. "I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after...
  • Pat Robertson: Divorce OK over Alzheimer's

    09/15/2011 5:07:38 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 132 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 14, 2011 | AP
    Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death." During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder.