Divorce laws to get an overhaul

Great news for divorcing couples as the government has announced today that it will introduce legislation to end what it has called an unnecessary blame game. It is not known how long the process will take but family solicitors at Pearson Hards welcome the introduction of a “no fault divorce” in an attempt to maintain relations between couples, which is proven to be in the best interests of the children.

Currently, if one party wants to issue divorce proceedings before they have been separated for two years they must put fault or blame on their spouse. The government proposes that in time, the requirement to provide blame will be replaced with a statement of an irretrievable breakdown only.

At Pearson Hards our family solicitors are all members of Resolution, a group of lawyers committed to dealing with issues surrounding the breakdown of a relationship in a constructive and less confrontational way. The proposed steps by the government are extremely encouraging and have our support to ensure a much more positive and less hostile approach to matters.


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