Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, February 11, 2019

New "No-Fault Divorce" Law

From The Guardian: 

No-fault divorces that could replace the protracted courtroom battles couples often face when separating are to be introduced into law.

The justice secretary, David Gauke, confirmed he will bring in legislation enacting the reform in the next session of parliament, removing the need for separating couples to wait for years or allocate blame for the collapse of their relationship.

Under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in England and Wales, anyone seeking a divorce must either prove their partner is at fault through adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour, or if both sides agree, they can part after two years of separation. In the absence of consent or evidence of fault, applicants must wait until they have been living apart for five years.

Read more here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2019/02/new-no-fault-divorce-law.html

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