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Divorce lawyer for conservative Christians

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    "The apostle Paul added to the teachings of Jesus what is called the "Pauline privilege." According to this concept, Paul taught that if an unbelieving spouse leaves a believer, the believer is not bound to the marriage relationship, but is free to remarry" (1 Corinthians 7:15). And some people recognize such a thing as a "constructive desertion," which would be when a husband so brutalizes his wife that it is impossible to live with him any longer; or when a wife has so harassed, or brutalized her husband that it becomes impossible for him to stay with her. When that happens, whether or not the person actually moves out, the situation is the equivalent of desertion, and divorce and remarriage are permissible.Except for these reasons, there is no justification given in the Bible for divorce. No grounds exist for divorce on the basis of incompatibility, lack of love, or differing career goals. Frankly, it seems impossible that two born-again Christians who are dedicated to serving Jesus Christ can find any grounds for divorce.
    Obviously, when a person who does not have biblical grounds for divorce remarries, he or she is technically committing adultery."


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    Cafeteria religion and Sunday Christians.


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    Hi Hi....... Hope all wells with everyone!! Happy New Year too!!

    I'm trying to help my friend who is seeking for a lawyer...... Her scenario sounds familiar to this case.......
    - Main breadwinner
    - Christian
    - Husband - Hong Kong Citizen
    - She - Foreigner
    - Married for more than 17 years

    Any good recommendations for lawyers? She's done trying to savage the marriage ..........

    Thank you!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by angeluscomplex
    Cafeteria religion and Sunday Christians.
    Either you are not a Christian and are being a troll or you are a Christian and are pushing your hardline beliefs without compassion. Either way is not helpful.

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    I am a devout Christian and handle divorce cases.
    However, I do not see how Christianity would make a difference in divorce proceedings.
    In my experience, when the divorce is contested it is usually about money (split of assets/maintenance), children or a mixture of both. It is a lawyer's job to get the best "deal" for the client, without dirty tactics. Afterall, a lawyer's first duty is actually to the Court and not to the client. Christianity or whatever religion should not affect a good lawyer's professionalism.
    Likewise, when I handle criminal cases my personal beliefs shouldnt come in the way of handling a client's defence to the best of my professional ability.
    Anyhow back to divorce, most contested proceedings also end up being settled by mediation. I suppose a difference could be the lawyer suggesting a christian background mediator to help.

    If you need my contact, pm me!

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    What does the OP mean by "her church doesn't allow her to divorce?". Why? Is the church their absolute law and order keeper? Sorry,one totally clueless human here. I thought I was old and wise with a deep understanding of the world lol (sarcasm of course) . Apparently- I am not.


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    Some deeply religious people do not want to go against the teachings of their church. Some churches that do not liberally permit divorce and remarriage DO allow it in the case of adultery. So the OP may want adultery, for example, as the grounds for divorce or somehow officially stated in the divorce documents. The Wiki entry, while not perfect, has some examples:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_and_divorce

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkca
    I am a devout Christian and handle divorce cases.
    However, I do not see how Christianity would make a difference in divorce proceedings.
    As a “devout Christian” I’m surprised you equate Christian divorce with any other divorce. As MABinPengChau noted, devout Christians may have certain beliefs and conditions for a divorce that are not just "about money".

    I'm sure you know that God said he "detested" divorce. The bible says that marriage is a covenant with God and those who break a covenant will be held accountable on Judgement Day. Jesus called it adultery… unless the wife was unfaithful. It would seem a devout Christian would only want to divorce only under certain conditions so they would not be held accountable ‘later’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerSun
    As a “devout Christian” I’m surprised you equate Christian divorce with any other divorce. As MABinPengChau noted, devout Christians may have certain beliefs and conditions for a divorce that are not just "about money".

    I'm sure you know that God said he "detested" divorce. The bible says that marriage is a covenant with God and those who break a covenant will be held accountable on Judgement Day. Jesus called it adultery… unless the wife was unfaithful. It would seem a devout Christian would only want to divorce only under certain conditions so they would not be held accountable ‘later’.
    troll or dimwit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkca
    troll or dimwit.
    Who has been here 13 years longer than you, and not banned. Who is the dimwit/religious bigot?

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