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...

Continue Reading for less than 70p per day!

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

Not registered? Subscribe

Login  Subscribe

On-line Web Offer

To save 40% off your first years subscription enter discount code: sjweb40 at the checkout