There appears to be some gathering momentum behind Resolution’s “no fault divorce” campaign.
What we don’t know is how people feel about going through a divorce, in particular the need to apportion blame at the divorce stage. The only way to divorce without apportioning blame is to separate for at least two years. For many, waiting two years to sort out their finances rules out this option. This means that they must record details either of their partner’s adultery or their unreasonable behaviour in order to proceed with the divorce, making an already very difficult situation even harder. It does seem quite pointless given that the reasons for divorce make no difference to any financial settlement or children arrangements, they are simply to allow the divorce to proceed to the next step. Resolution is campaigning to change the current Divorce Laws to remove the blame, making it easier for people to manage their separation with as little conflict and stress as possible.
A recent case between Mr and Mrs Owens is due to be heard in the Supreme Court in the Spring of 2018, we can only hope that the Government takes note and acts to end the blame to either party!
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