Division of Assets: An Essential Matter Of Marriage Dissolution

Among the most important parameters of a marriage dissolution or annulation is the division of assets. That is to say, either party has the right to claim his or her contribution to the increase of the property of the other partner. In this point, it should be underlined that Cyprus jurisdiction applies in case the parties have lived in the Republic of Cyprus for at least three months, regardless of the nationality.

The Cyprus jurisdiction will deal with the division of assets in accordance with the Law Regulating Property Relations of Spouses (Law 232/1991). Section 13 of the Law 232/1991 points out that marriage does not influence the proprietary independence of each spouse. In other words, each partner preserves and obtains his or her own property even after the marriage.

The provisions of the Law 232/1991 underline that once the property of one spouse has been increased during the marriage and the other spouse has his or her own contribution; then the other spouse may claim the part of the property that has been increased due to his or her contribution. Generally, the contribution will be assumed to be 1/3 of the increase unless a larger or smaller contribution is proved.

The contribution is not only of a monetary nature. For instance, if a spouse takes care of the children of the family and the household, or provides moral support to his or her working spouse, this could be considered to have contributed to the growth of the other spouse’s property. On the other hand, in case the spouses have acquired assets from donations, inheritance, legacies or other ex-gratia sources, this is not taken into consideration when estimating if there has been a growth in the property of the spouses. In the case of debts, each partner is liable for his or her debt, except for particular circumstances.

The Court must compare the assets that either partner had at the time the marriage was celebrated with the assets that either partner had at the date of marriage dissolution or annulation so that to estimate whether the property has increased during the marriage of the parties. In case, there is no increase, or if the property of one of the spouses has decreased, then the Section 14 of the Law 232/1991 does not apply, and the other spouse has not the right to claim anything. As a result, each spouse is obliged to provide the necessary exhibits so that to justify that the matrimonial property has increased during their marriage. The latter can be facilitated by establishing an inventory of assets or by other means.

Disclosure of Assets

Following the submitted application of any party, the Court may issue an order whereby the other party is obliged to submit within fifteen days an affidavit to the Court. In the affidavit, the other party must fully and concretely describe the property he or she had any direct or indirect benefit within the date of marriage dissolution or other relevant date defined by …

6 Reasons Why People Become Vegetarian

While there is no one single form of vegetarianism, what all forms have in common is a lifestyle that abstains from the consumption of meat, fish, and poultry. One the more moderate end lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat both dairy and egg foods and products. On the other extreme there are the vegans who do not eat or use any animal byproduct, (i.e. meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, honey, leather products…etc.). In between these two extremes are ovo-vegetarians, who eat eggs but not dairy, and lacto-vegetarians, who eat dairy but not eggs.

The reasons people become vegetarian are many. It could be due to religious/spiritual reasons, like me with Buddhism, or for political, health, ethical, environmental, practical, or aesthetic reasons. Here’s a brief rundown.

  1. Religious – The majority of Eastern religions (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism) prescribe a vegetarian diet. While the Western religions (e.g. Judaism, Christianity, Islam) do not advocate a vegetarian diet, one can interpret certain lines of Scripture or morals behind holy stories or prophecies as good cause to practice vegetarianism.
  2. Ethical – A person might abstain from eating meat since he feels it is abhorrent to take the life of any living creature.
  3. Political – One may abstain from eating meats on the grounds of battling globalization, food corporations, agribusiness, trade revolving around livestock and meat.
  4. Environmental – Since livestock needs large grazing grounds, a great deal of land would have to be cleared increasing the carbon footprint. In addition, there is always the risk of overgrazing on a particular parcel of land and the methane released by cows which all have environmental repercussions.
  5. Practical – Some people just don’t have the access or resources to buy and eat meat.
  6. Aesthetic – Some people just don’t like the taste of meat, or how it looks like, or the fact that they’re eating a dead thing  

But the best and perhaps most widespread reason people become vegetarian are the health benefits. Vegetarian diets have time and again proven to be healthier and more viable than non-vegetarian diets. A vegetarian is less likely to have a high BMI, high levels of cholesterol, high levels of blood pressure, and a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, renal failure, bone loss, and dementia. The reason for the health benefits of vegetarianism is due to the omission of meats, especially non-lean red meat, which have high levels of saturated fat and carry risks of animal-human disease transmissions as well food-borne pathogens due to poor preparation.…

How to Use the Law of Attraction in Dealing With Difficult People in 4 Easy Steps

For centuries, humans have been dealing with circumstances and problems, whether it be relationships, money and other stuff that has an effect in our lives. Sadly, almost 97{512b763ef340c1c7e529c41476c7e03bc66d8daea696e1162822661d30dde056} of the population deal with these problems externally. When I say externally, they try to change their situations and how other people treat them by trying to do something outside of themselves, but to no avail. Can you somehow relate to what I am saying? Best example is when you see something that you don’t like about a person, such as an attitude or a habit. You then try to tell them about it and ask them to change. Eventually, you will notice that as you focus on their problem, they tend to get worse and more problems and headaches occur?

This issue has been a mystery for me for many decades. Just to give you an idea, I have read and listened to so many self help, religious, and even “new thought” books and audio books. Not to mention joining organizations and religious groups. I have struggled and failed almost my entire life. These things seem to be good, based on what the norm and culture told us. I’ve read about people getting good results on those helpful tools and groups that I mentioned, but the fact is it did not work for me.

You might be doing okay with some areas of your life, but some part is really pulling your momentum down which is outrageous. And the most common problem for most people is dealing with relationships. It can be your spouse, relative, friend, neighbor, or a bum on the corner of the street. Still, their words and actions will always have a mental or emotional impact to you that you would wish to change.

Recently, I finally found a REAL solution to this problem that haunted me for so many years. And now I am going to share this to you. First let me tell you something very important. Most of us might know this but have been ignoring the power of it. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ANYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW! Yes, you read it right. You might say “what the hell are you talking about Paul? Are you serious? Are you implying that I’ve caused those people to hurt me, when it is clearly their fault and I have done nothing wrong to them?” Well, my answer is a resounding YES!

I believe you must have heard about the so called “Law of Attraction.” If you haven’t, I believe you can check out Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret”, Joe Vitale’s “The Attractor Factor, Or Wallace Wattles’ “The Science of Getting Rich.” It gives you an overview about this law. It is as real as any other laws of nature such as the Law of Gravity, Law of Cause and Effect, and others. Law of Attraction is mostly defined as “like attracts like”. Whatever is going on in your mind, accompanied with a feeling, …