This fascinating report from the UK firm Penningtons Manches gives a global perspective on divorce laws. The report offers a glimpse into the divorce law of UK (England and Wales), UK (Scotland) France, Cyprus, Israel, Phillipines, Malta, India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, Japan, China, Australia, Sweden, Netherlands, Argentina, Russian Federation. Also briefly discussed: the divorce laws of California, Florida, and New York.
A brief excerpt is below.
If you are a regular reader of any newspaper, you would be forgiven for thinking that getting a divorce is easy. London is often said to be the ‘divorce capital of the world’. This reputation has been earned due to the perceived generosity of England and Wales in providing financially for the less well off spouse when dividing capital and awarding income. A previous International Family Law Report examined approaches to spousal maintenance internationally. This report provides analysis of divorce law in England and Wales and of the current state of play around the world.
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