Thursday, 10 January 2008

Who Gets the Cat?

victim of divorce
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An estimated one in three marriages ends in divorce and this week marks the busiest time of year for divorce lawyers

Breaking up is a bleak time for all involved. There can be many victims in the divorce process. Acrimonious breakdowns can have a devastating effect on families, especially children, and should be avoided at all costs

Here, Judith Middleton, partner at Latimer Hinks talks about Collaborative family law - a relatively new process which aims to reduce conflict.

Whilst searching for acrimonious divorce material I came across the following quirky story:

A Romanian pensioner asked for a divorce after only eight months when his wife's cat ate his two pet parrots.
Sandu B, 67, from Focsani, wants to divorce his wife, who is 20 years younger than him, on grounds of incompatability.
He told the court that "the drop that filled his glass of sorrow" was when his wife's Burmese cat devoured his two parrots.

Who gets to keep the cat??!

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