Lawyers welcome reform of divorce laws to enable no-fault divorce

09 Apr 2019

The Law Society of England and Wales has welcomed the government’s proposed reforms of divorce law today, after a consultation found family law practitioners to be broadly in support of the change.

Divorcing couples will no longer have to appoint blame for the breakdown of their marriage, under the new ‘no-fault’ divorce law announced by the government today (9 April). 

Law Society president Christina Blacklaws (pictured) said the reform was “long overdue” and will bring the law “into the 21st century”.

She said the existing requirement to assign blame to one or other partner “exacerbates tensions between separating couples” and “for separating parents, it...

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