A consultation on introducing “no-fault divorces”, which could streamline the slow and confrontational procedures couples face when separating, is being prepared by the government.
Mark Harper welcomed the much-anticipated public consultation on introducing ‘no-fault’ divorce, currently being prepared by David Gauke:
“This is a huge step forward towards more civilised and amicable divorce, ending the need to prove nasty allegations of behaviour.
“The Supreme Court could easily have interpreted the current outdated law to grant Mrs Owens a divorce on moderate allegations of her husband’s unreasonable behaviour. Instead, they sacrificed her to be locked in a dead marriage to force the issue of the need for divorce law reform. The news of the Government consultation on no-fault divorce suggests that this tactic has ultimately been successful.”