No Fault Divorce

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The idea of no-fault divorce has been simmering for a long time. It was originally introduced in the 1990s as part of the Family Law Act 1996 but never made it into practice and that part of the Act was later appealed.

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No Fault Divorce - Could this be happening at last?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The Times has reported that the Justice Minister has indicated a commitment to put a bill before Parliament to introduce ‘no-fault divorce’ “sometime after May this year”. Presently, the grounds for divorce (and for dissolution of a civil partnership) are essentially as set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

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Marriage or Civil Partnership?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The Government has announced that it intends to bring about a change in the law to enable heterosexual couples to choose to enter into a civil partnership rather than to be married.

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No More Adultery?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

Recently we all became aware of leaked information regarding a planned consultation by the government to change the longstanding law in relation to the grounds for divorce. More recently still, that position has now been made official and the Justice Minister has confirmed that there will now be a public consultation running to 10 December so that all interested parties can express their views.

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Unreasonable Behaviour?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The much awaited Supreme Court judgment in the case of Owens & Owens has now been publicised and has generated a lot of interest in the media.

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