Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced that no-fault divorces will be introduced under a planned shake-up of the “archaic law” governing the end of marriages.
Spouses seeking divorce will not have to accuse partners of “fault” or evidence separation in a proposed change to laws surrounding the end of marriages.
Mark Harper commented:
“It has taken 22 years since the last unworkable no-fault divorce law for the Government to accept the need for further reform. This will save 65,000 or more divorcing couples each year from having to prove fault to get a divorce, which will mean a better and more amicable start to those proceedings.”