Posts Tagged: no-blame divorce

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.

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Source:: Life and style: Divorce | theguardian.com

      

Bring in blame-free divorces and rights for cohabitants, says law body

Resolution, which represents lawyers and professionals dealing with divorce, say families have changed while laws around them have not

Blame-free divorces and fairer property rights for cohabiting couples should be introduced as a matter of urgency, a leading family law organisation has urged.

In a manifesto aimed at influencing parties in the runup to the general election, Resolution, which represents lawyers and professionals dealing with divorce and separation, has called on politicians to tackle problems that successive governments have neglected to resolve.

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Source:: Life and style: Divorce | theguardian.com