Legal questions from man divorcing his Malaysian wife

Number of View: 955   Today , I went to my wife’s place to see my kids, I thought I can see my wife and hope that we can have a heart to heart talk, but I was disappointed and sad because she doesn’t want to see me. Her Mum told me that she is insisting  on having a divorce and asked me to prepare the legal letter from my side… Ken: I did nothing wrong for  this marriage, I didn’t beat or scold my wife, I don’t have any third party, I didn’t abuse her physically . As a husband, I  provided financial support to the family when needed, what  are the common  valid reasons for divorce ? Do the court allow this if I am not doing anything harmful  to her ? [James – legal counsel] In order for you to apply for  a divorce, you must be able to satisfy one of the grounds of divorce. 1. Adultery, 2. Desertion, 3. Unreasonable behaviour, 4. Three  years separation with consent and 5. Four  years separation. In your case, if you do not have any reason to divorce her, you cannot be the one applying for the divorce. If your wife has reason to divorce you, she …

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Good Men Step In To Become Dads

Number of View: 176 By  Peter Ehrlich Special to Single Dad Life My single mother collected bottles on Miami Beach for money. I know because she told me. I was on Google Earth recently to learn more about that “beach-bottle” time. I had a frayed document with the Miami address. After I punched it in, I was beamed down to float right above our Miami apartment. I hovered over the laneway that my mother had to have walked down to find her bottles. I stared at a great swath of sand at the end of the laneway, sharing the pain, shame and poverty that my mother must have felt. We eventually fled back to Montreal, where we first lived in one room with my grandparents on the Esplanade and then finally to our own flat in Outremont, where I played in the mud and gravel behind the building. When I was 5 years old, I told my mother, “I want a daddy” and a year later I was sitting on Gunther Ehrlich’s lap. She asked, “How would you like Gunther to be your father?” Without hesitation, I said, “Yes.” When I found out we shared the same birthday, Dec. 6, …

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Single Mothers & Social Networking

Number of View: 246 Social networking such as Facebook, Twitter, blogging, and online forums can be such an asset in a single parents life. They provide the ability to stay in touch with friends and family, help communication with exes, monitor children as they are apart, and offer support with likeminded families, and even have the ability to meet and date other singles. Getting in touch with old friends is a fun way to catch up and find contacts to hang out with when you get the chance, but don’t limit yourself to the past. Making new friends online may give you the chance to meet people that better fit your lifestyle today. Online forums are for sharing stories and resources in the same way women have for all time except in an online forum setting. This companionship is priceless. When there is a split with children involved, it may be easy to think you want to completely disconnect from your ex, but online networks can be the connection to your children when they are with them. They may post pictures that keep you reassured that your children are indeed having a good time and are where they said they …

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The main health risks for men

Number of View: 355 By Sarah Marinos First published: August 21st, 2011 Make sure your man is taking care of his health. Here’s a rundown of key male health risks through the decades. Australian men could be doing more when it comes to looking after themselves. Their life expectancy of 79 is among the best in the world, but there is room for improvement, says the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). “Australian men make fewer GP visits than women, only 40 per cent discuss health issues with health professionals, and 16 per cent of men do not use any Medicare services at all,” AIHW director David Kalisch says. So what health risks are affecting men and how do they reduce those risks? 20s & 30s The big issues: Alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, infertility, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), suicide and mental illness. What to do: “Most young blokes aren’t thinking about what life will be like when they’re 50, but if you want to be healthier later, you have to think about it in your 20s and 30s,” says Professor Duncan Topliss, director of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Alfred Health in Melbourne. “Have a little …

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Two’s company, three’s hard work

Number of View: 169 From Sunday Life Everything seems perfect: Mum, Dad, new baby. But then the myths of parenthood begin to unravel. By Jacinta Tynan. There is a trusted adage that the best thing a man can do for his child is to love its mother. Presumably it applies the other way around, too. Either way, it may not be as straightforward as it sounds. Far from experiencing the credo that offspring bring couples closer together, the natural and blissful sequel to matrimony as they share this life-altering bond, many new parents are in a world of hurt. Advertisement: Story continues below In their book When Partners Become Parents, researchers Philip and Caroline Cowan reveal that 92 per cent of couples report increased conflict after baby as they struggle to adapt to the sudden and seismic change in circumstances. As one mother of three says after six years of marriage, “When you become a mum, it’s like running a childcare centre with your ex.” If that be so, it takes a brave woman to admit it. As prevalent as it seems to be, marriage breakdown still carries an enormous lingering stigma, especially when it occurs in the afterglow of …

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60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile

Number of View: 307 NOVEMBER 20TH, 2011 @ 4:51 PM  BY: MARC Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories recently submitted to our sister site,Makes Me Think, that not only made us think, but warmed our hearts and made us smile too.  We hope they do the same for you. Today, my 75-year-old grandpa who has been blind from cataracts for almost 15 years said to me, “Your grandma is just the most beautiful thing, isn’t she?” I paused for a second and said, “Yes she is. I bet you miss seeing that beauty on a daily basis.” “Sweety,” my grandpa said, “I still see her beauty every day. In fact, I see it more now than I used to when we were young.” MMT Today, I walked my daughter down the aisle. Ten years ago I pulled a 14 year old boy out of his mom’s fire-engulfed SUV after a serious accident. Doctors initially said he would never walk again. My daughter came with me several times to visit him at the hospital. Then she started going on her own. Today, seeing him defy the odds and smile widely, standing on his own two feet at the altar as …

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