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Divorce, Cambodian Style

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Oct 09, 2008 | 0 Comments

A couple in Cambodia has given new, and quite literal meaning to the concept of dividing up marital property, according to today's on-line   BBC NEWS .  After 40 years of marriage, an argument prompted the couple to take their splitting up into their own hands, in order to avoid the high costs and lengthy waits involved in court sanctioned divorces.  They split their home in half–literally.  Half of the house remains on the original site, about 56 miles from Phnom Penh.  The former husband has moved his half of the house off of the lot, to an undisclosed location.  According to a local attorney, the splitting of the property does not constitue a legal divorce.

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Andrew J. Barovick

Mr. Barovick is a graduate of Columbia College and Cardozo School of Law. He began his legal career at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 20 felonies to verdict, and argued an equal number of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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