Countries that allow divorce between two couples require the following grounds to allow an undefended or defended divorce to thrive. An undefended divorce is when both sides concur to the divorce and rarely need the help of a court of law. A defended divorce is when one side disagrees to the divorce and the divorcee needs to present their argument with evidence for grounds of divorce. Here are the common grounds to divorce in most western and eastern countries that allow divorce of couples.
Interracial marriage is allowed in most countries, particularly western countries and the grounds for cultural differences in most of these marriages have the court allow them to divorce. The upbringing of one person may not be similar to the other person’s culture, or it might be obscene to their partners.
Physical and verbal abuse, if evidence can be presented, could stand as grounds for divorce. Wife and husband battery is common in most western states. Wife battery is common in most eastern countries that allow divorce.
When a legally married couple have been separated for more than 2 years, they could file a divorce. It could progress faster if it was an undefended divorce. A five years separation guarantees that the court only needs one party to file for the divorce.
4. Criminal Conviction
If the partner is found to have committed a crime or have abused certain substances, they have the right to file for divorce with consent from the criminal partner.
Sexual liaison, or interacting with the opposite sex without any sexual act, is not considered adultery. The presence of a sexual act is evidence for adultery. Common divorces for adultery are defended and often take time.
In the United Kingdom, every customer has the right to complain about products and services and gain compensation for any possible losses or damage they get from their transactions. Compensation may be in the form of refund or properties returned after unfair repossession agreements.
In May 26, 2008, the UK established the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, which introduces a general duty to have UK businesses not to trade unfairly and ensure that their traders act honestly and fairly towards their customers. The regulation covers everything from business to consumer practices as well as business to business practices.
Any business found violating the regulation is subject to pay a fine, compensate the victims and may need adjustment by the Office of Fair Trading for changes in the unfair guidelines.
As per every consumer and business interaction, the sale of goods should match the description that is said about the product and advertisements must not be misleading. Anything a sales representative, advertisement or packaging says and appears to be should be the product’s description itself.
Products are also to of satisfactory quality. They should have the proper appearance and finish, have no defects at all, is safe to use, is in good working order, is fit for purpose and is durable.
Any violation of these regulations could be grounds for claiming compensation for damages against the retailer, manufacturer or company itself.
Most legal experts and successful compensation claims clients continue to suggest how helpful a legal representative’s knowledge and expertise is to making a claim. It is true that legal representatives can point out the different potential legal rights that can earn you more compensation. Here are some of the things you can be compensated just because of a simple car or workplace accident.
1. Loss of Consortium
A case with loss of consortium refers to victims losing their capability to provide support or companionship to their families. This case bases on losing the capability to fulfill responsibilities, both social and professional. The potential loss of livelihood and a chance at living a normal life can earn great compensation in the form of lifetime government support and other details.
2. Emotional Damages
In every accident, a victim can experience trauma due to the event or accident itself, an amputated body part that changes the function of their entire life, or causes severe emotional breakdown to the patient. Legal representatives can help you file for emotional damages compensation.
3. Wrongful Death
Any case resulting in the wrongful death of the victim will have the offending party liable to support the family of the victim. The government will also grant its support to the victim in the form of compensation. The legal representative may also highlight potential cases of loss of consortium and other damages.
In case you have more questions about accident claims, it is advised you seek consultation with legal representatives for personal injuries or contact an accident claims company for advice.
Clearly, any client wants a legal representative who is responsible, organised and can deliver results, and in the UK’s PPI crisis, finding a formidable claims management company is important. People are annoyed when they hear from claims management companies, but according to experts, claims have an 83% chance of success if they work with a claims management company. Here are a few things to know before working with any claims management company.
1. Monitored by the Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is the ruling head of all claims management companies and has the right to monitor all their activities. If the MOJ monitors your claims company’s activities, you are safe and you could trust they would keep your confidential information private. Some CMCs sell your information to other legal representatives, which increase the risk of identity theft.
Work with a claims management company that is only a 30-minute drive away from your home or workplace because you need to meet regularly with your claims expert. Even if your claims expert can just update you through the phone, email or chat, personally discussing the details of your claim increases the chances of one of you seeing some issues and potentially helpful details in your claim.
3. No Win No Fee Contract
A formidable claims company will not try to cheat you by not being true to their no win no fee agreement. Claims companies such as ppitemplateletter.co have their customers sign the no win no fee contract before any business starts to ensure that the law secures their client’s rights and their own. Be sure to ask about the contract first and have a copy of it; the company who reluctantly agrees is not a formidable claims company.
Sin tax bills are actually present in many countries, namely Singapore, the United States and only on alcohol in Russia. The aim of these bills was to reduce the number of smokers in each country by raising the tax prices of the products. However, looking at the countries with sin tax bills, it leads to a question whether smokers have stopped, or they have just made respective industries and the government richer.
Sin tax is a gradually implemented tax law that slowly raises the prices of basic vices such as cigarettes and alcohol per month and per year until the maximum percentage set by the government is reached. It has so far been effective in Singapore, where they also fine people who smoke in restricted areas and reduced the number of smokers in the country.
In the United States, the spending for cigarettes remains the same for many citizens even if the prices went up. The sin tax was not actually effective in stopping many to smoke, although it limited their consumption of cigarettes. However, clearly, the U.S. government profited greatly from the sin tax bill.
In Russia, the American liquor brand Jim Beam made huge profits and successes as they sold liquor in Russia aimed at Class A citizens who can afford the exorbitant prices of their products, ranging from $2000 to $3000.
Clearly, people are still smoking and drinking amidst high prices. Was the sin tax just an excuse to gain more government funds?
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) recently announced that it is considering a deadline for banks to end compensating mis sold customers of payment protection insurance on May 2014. It was met with outrage by different consumer groups, citizens and critics. Martin Lewis of moneysavingexpert.com called the action “immoral” suggesting that at least a decade should be given to customers as banks sold the insurance to 3.2 million consumers for a decade.
The FSA’s deadline consideration comes with its intent on putting a lid on the increasing PPI compensation package. Currently, banks have reserved £13 billion for customers, wherein £8 billion have finally been paid to consumers.
A deadline is fair, according to consumer groups, but it is not fair if the customers get locked out from making a claim because of the deadline. Peter Vicary-Smith, the CEO of consumer group Which?, talks about how fair it is to have a deadline but unfair it is to see the banks not cooperating or even sending out claiming letters for customers to make an insurance claim.
The Financial Ombudsman Service has hired an additional 1,000 to its workforce in dealing with at least 400 PPI claims an hour from customers. Natalie Ceeney, Chief Ombudsman at the FOS, states that banks should avoid wriggling from their responsibilities and finally face the consequences of their actions. She says a deadline is permissible, but the FSA should ensure that all consumer would be refunded by the banks by the set deadline.
In the old days, privacy was something that everyone wanted as authorities had the power to attack any citizen without any warrants of arrest and can do so by decree of courts, kings and other head figures. In today’s society, privacy is upheld, but new technology and the enjoyment of using gadgets to connect one’s self to people and have a regulating body view the contents of your personal data uploaded in your account, the old days may have returned.
Privacy and individual right is regulated in the law today and companies, businesses and establishments who attempt to intrude or procure personal data from personalities without their consent can be considered a criminal law. But without using an iron hand, people are actually allowing authorities to know about their personal lives by means of Facebook and Twitter.
Today, authorities don’t have to force users to get information from them; people willingly post their information online. These include where they are, what they eat, what they look like, what they want to do, what they are currently doing and more. By making it “pleasurable” to post your own information and by using gadgets and other catchy gimmicks that are useful to share information about yourself, society is dulled into lowering the value of privacy their lives have.
If you still value your privacy, log out from your computer, use the Internet as a source of information and if possible, only use anonymous accounts or false names. If you value your privacy, try to know about hiding your IP addresses to retain at least a portion of your identity just for yourself.
Claims management companies are once again the highlight of the insurance industry as stakeholders claim they are losing £2 billion a year because of fraudulent and exaggerated whiplash compensation claim cases. UK, being the “Whiplash compensation capital of Europe”, has the government working with industry stakeholders in lowering the number of fraudulent claims in the United Kingdom.
CMCs however defended their position and only stated that any citizen has the legal right to file a claim for any injuries they suffer, and since whiplash injuries have no traces that could be seen easily and is self-reported, citizens still have the right to claim regardless of its existence.
The government also does not blame the CMCs, like Whiplash Claims Co, for pushing citizens to make a claim as they are symbols of legal rights. However, the government wants to tighten up thresholds that determine the strong probability of a whiplash injury to be true. Prime Minister David Cameron and the Association of British Insurers planned to adopt Germany’s whiplash threshold that a minimum of 10km/h is the acceptable speed for the existence of whiplash injuries.
Also adopted from Germany would be the opinion of two medical experts about whiplash injuries. The two are required to submit their analysis of the injuries and determine if does exist. Currently, insurers are only considering a medical certificate and a police report of the accident.
The new reforms were planned by the government and ABI after whiplash claims rose to alarming 70% while car accident traffic was decreased by 23%. The rising premiums for car accident insurance also became a big catalyst for the meeting.
CBI Director General John Cridland’s proposal might scare you, but the deadline for payment protection insurance claims is still not completely established. Making a PPI claim takes effort, but you could really regain all your refunds if you push through with all you can. Here are the first few steps of making a good PPI claim.
1. Proving That You Have a Mis Sold PPI
PPI is an insurance product designed to provide payment to loans and credit cards in the event you become sick or unemployed. Proving that you are mis sold the insurance policy means that you are already retired, unemployed or self-employed, beyond the claiming age or having a recurring sicknesses. Proving this will mean the usage of a birth certificate, a medical certificate dated six months before the time you purchased the insurance policy and your last employment contract with proof from your local census office.
2. Determining the Amount You Are Owed.
PPI guaranteed banks at least £5 billion in profit annually, which means that the amount you are owed may be higher than the average £2,750 that the news proposes. Find the first billing statement you have received for PPI and determine the date. If you still have a copy of your PPI’s terms and conditions, you can see from there the interest rates that your repayments would go through on a yearly basis.
These interests, known as compound interests, can increase yearly as insurance premiums. Most banks would claim that they do not keep records of customers for more than six years, but getting help from the Financial Ombudsman might change their minds. Roberta’s case gained fame after she earned £65,000 for her mis sold PPI.
3. Processing Your PPI Claims
Write a letter to your bank explaining how you were mis sold the insurance policy and how you would want to make a claim. Include copies of your first billing statement and the calculations of your compound interest as well as why you do not have any use for the insurance policy. If the bank rejects your claim, the Financial Ombudsman can handle it for you or you could have a claims management company like PPIReclaimCo.org do it for you as well.