It’s official: government ends divorce ‘blame game’

It’s official: government ends divorce ‘blame game’

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in News

Couples will no longer have to prove fault to get divorced after the government announced today that it will introduce legislation to end what it called an ‘unnecessary blame game’.

Justice secretary David Gauke said he had listened to calls for reform and ‘firmly believe now is the right time to end this unnecessary blame game for good’.

Current law requires spouses to evidence at least one of five ‘facts’: adultery, behaviour, desertion, two years’ separation (if the other spouse consents to the divorce), or five years’ separation (if the other spouse disagrees).

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Divorce laws overhaul will ‘end blame game’ for couples

Divorce laws overhaul will ‘end blame game’ for couples

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in News

Current laws mean spouses have to provide evidence for a divorce if one partner does not agree to it.

Divorce laws are being overhauled for the first time in 50 years to end the “blame game” of couples trying to end their marriage.

Under current laws in England and Wales, unless someone can prove there was adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion, the only way to get divorced without a spouse’s agreement is to live apart for five years.

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