No-fault divorce: the future of divorce law? – Family Law

Posted November 17th, 2017 in divorce, news, reports by tracey

‘The House of Commons Library released its briefing paper dealing with “no-fault divorce” on 17 October 2017. The paper provides a helpful snapshot of the position currently in England & Wales in relation to divorce proceedings, together with a chronology of historic legislation and government schemes. It highlights that the most recent attempt to legislate for ‘no-fault divorce’ was within Pt 2 of the Family Law Act 1996, which was repealed on the basis that the provisions within Pt 2 were “unworkable”. Notwithstanding this conclusion, the Government indicated in January 2001 that it would remain committed to exploring the introduction of no-fault divorce however we are yet to see that commitment materialise into legislated change.’

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Family Law, 16th November 2017