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Following the decision in Owens v Owens interim research findings have been published exploring how current divorce law works in practice. The research highlights the need for reform of divorce law in England and Wales.
The project, Finding Fault, explores how the current law on the ground for divorce and civil partnership dissolution operates in practice and to inform debate about whether the law should be reformed and if so, how. The study addresses three main areas:
The key interim findings of the research are:
The interim report concludes: 'This is a timely opportunity for law reform so that divorce is based solely on irretrievable breakdown after notification by one or both spouses.'
It is clear from this report that there will be further scrutiny and consideration of the case for No Fault divorce over the coming months which we will follow with great interest.
At Ramsdens we are accredited members of Resolution, expert family law specialists. If you feel you need our help and advice then please do not hesitate to contact one of our expert family lawyers at any of our 12 offices. You can call us free on 08000 147720 to book your free 30 minute consultation.