Monday, September 10, 2018
Couples Will No Longer Have To Prove Blame (UK)
From The Telegraph:
Couples will be allowed no-fault divorces in the first major change to UK marriage laws for 50 years.
David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, wants to abolish the current system of fault-based divorce and will announce a consultation on the matter as the first stage in the process of passing legislation.
Under a simplified system, spouses would lose the ability to block a divorce as there would be no need for their husband or wife to prove adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion in a contested divorce.
It comes weeks after the Supreme Court ordered a wife to stay in her “loveless” marriage after her husband of 40 years denied that he had behaved unreasonably.
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