This Week in Law: Ireland, Alexa Curtin


Ireland Aims to Change Divorce Laws

Under the current Ireland divorce laws, couples can only apply for a divorce after living separately for four out of five years. There are no exemptions for this wait time, including those trying to leave abusive relationships.

In an upcoming poll, voters will be asked whether they are in favor of a government proposal to remove the four-year wait time. If passed, parliament will legislate on the issue in a future time period required before couples can apply for divorce.

Voters will be asked whether they want to remove the law, which does not recognize foreign divorces. The provision prevents people who divorced outside of Ireland from remarrying in the country.

If passed, the move will be the latest in a series of measures reflecting a changing Ireland. The Catholic Church’s doctrine has long influenced the country

Wendy Williams’ Son Arrested Amid Nasty Divorce

Wendy Williams’ teenage son was arrested on suspicion that he punched his father in the nose, according to TMZ. The celebrity’s son, Kevin Hunter Jr., has been dealing with his parents’ bitter divorce as well as substance abuse problems.

The alleged fight took place on May 22 in the parking lot of a store near the family’s home in New Jersey. Things between the father and son reportedly turned violent after the two began arguing over the father’s request for spousal support from Wendy Williams. The father accused Wendy Williams of brainwashing the son against him.

Police arrested Hunter Jr. on suspicion of assault. However, his father later issued a statement that he did not want to press charges.

Wendy Williams filed for divorce after 22 years of marriage. Her husband had previously been her manager and executive producer of her talk show. However, she has also broken ties with him professionally.

Reality Star Alexa Curtin Files for Divorce

Alex Curtin, star of Real Housewives of Orange County, has filed for divorce from her estranged husband after six years of marriage.

According to court documents, the two do not have any children or community property. The divorce will become official on November 16, 2019.

Police arrested Curtin in 2013 for allegedly assaulting her husband, who was her boyfriend at the time. The two married just a few months after the incident.

Curtin has a long history of arrests and has an outstanding warrant for her arrest for failing to show up for multiple criminal court hearings.