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Ex-Wife Wins All of Husband's Estate

In a landmark case for the UK, a woman has been awarded her ex-husband's entire fortune and estate in a divorce battle.

Enas Aly was awarded the £550,000 assets her ex-husband Dr Essam Aly owned after he allegedly "washed his hands" of his family according to a judge. Despite claiming that the decision was “unfair” the decision against the hospital consultant was deemed fair by judges, with the court stating that he neglected his family when he left the UK.

The judge stated that Dr Aly treated his so badly that his wife and children deserved “the lionshare if not all” of the compensation. Dr Aly had not been paying child support to his ex-wife leading to his wife winning his assets. In total, Enas Aly was awarded the lump sum from the sale of a house as well as £310,000 from her former husband's bank account. Dr Aly had left the UK and stopped paying child support.

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Women Challenge Unfair Divorce Settlements

Two women are appealing to have their divorce settlements overturned after they claim they were tricked into accepting unfair divorce settlements.

Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil both claim that they were duped into accepting unfair divorce settlements after their husbands allegedly misled judges about how much they earned and how much they were worth.

The landmark case could have much larger implications for divorce proceedings and could lead to numerous people appealing their divorce settlements.

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Government Scrap Decision to Raise Divorce Fee

The government has abandoned it’s proposal to raise the fee to issue a divorce following a consultation on court fees.

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Divorce Affecting Scottish Businesses

A group of expert Scottish lawyers have warned that divorce and separations are affecting Scottish businesses.

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Young couples avoid marriage because they fear divorce

With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research has unveiled clues why couples don’t get married – they fear divorce.

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Women want financial independence in a relationship

Nearly half of single working women are more likely to say yes to a marriage proposal than a joint bank account with their boyfriend, according to a recent report.

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