The Government have “At Last” announced their intention to review the current procedure on divorce to consider introducing the “No fault Divorce” which would make the whole divorce process quicker and less confrontational. This will undoubtedly reduce the acrimony connected with the divorce process.
Under the current procedure anyone wanting to start divorce proceedings must establish one of 5 reasons:-
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- Separation for more than 2 years (if both parties agree)
- Separation for 5 years or more
However, this procedure often relies on the “Blame Game”. The Government is now looking to reform the divorce law. It is proposed that the need to live separately before divorcing, to provide evidence of unreasonable behaviour, Adultery or to contest the divorce will be removed. Inevitably this will lead to less acrimony by removing the need to “Blame” the other.
This may then lead to a more convivial platform for the parties to negotiate the division of their finances and agree arrangements for the children.
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