Lady Hale is right “ blame should be taken out of divorce ” – Bella Mackie
Getting divorced is painful and having to list your partner’s shortcomings just to speed up the legal process only makes the stress worse
When the time came to make the end of my marriage official, I reluctantly downloaded the papers and set about reading all the reasons I could use to request a divorce. The choices were unsatisfactory. Adultery no. Unreasonable behaviour aren’t we all guilty of that? Desertion? this wasn’t the army. And, finally, a specific thing about having consensually lived apart for two or five years, which we hadn’t achieved.
Given that unreasonable behaviour seemed to cover …read more