The “No-fault divorce” is coming

The law

Under the current law, introduced in 1973, couples must blame the other to get a divorce, unless they have been separated for two years.  To blame the other person, they must cite either their “unreasonable behaviour” or their adultery.  This is not very helpful for those couples who have mutually agreed that their marriage has broken down, but there is no one at fault.

The Case For No Fault Divorce

There is a growing consensus among many family law specialists that couples should be allowed to divorce without having to apportion blame to one party.

Under the current law enacted in 1973, unless couples have been separated for two years, it’s necessary under the current system to cite unreasonable behaviour or adultery for the marital breakdown.

6 early steps you should take before divorce

When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have a huge impact on your financial future. That’s why it’s important to take advice before you make any decisions that could affect your long term position.