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

Source:: Life and style: Divorce |


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