Undoubtedly a very stressful time for most people, the breakdown of relationships can have a negative impact on anyone’s well-being, but getting out of your relationship, if you’re married can be even harder.
Currently, there are only a few grounds for divorce in the eyes of the law;
But that could be set to change, a new bill has been put forward by Richard Bacon MP for south Norfolk to add another reason for divorce. A no-fault divorce. MPs will debate the proposed reforms to the law, which would mean divorce would become available where both partners agreed and sign that the marriage had broken down irretrievably.
This means it will be easier to file for divorce, if you’re relationship has simply broken down. There will no longer be any need to file and prove any adultery or unreasonable behavior.
The Bill is currently in its second stage of reading but is set to be passed soon. Supporters of the bill have said that this type of divorce will help the 100,000 children a year that are caught up in them- as the resolutions will be more amicable.
These changes will be made to the matrimonial causes act and to the civil partnership act.
A main reason for this change is so that if a couple of filing for divorce, one of them does not have to admit to any wrongdoing. In some cases, people want a divorce but cannot get one because one of the parties has not done anything wrong.
Going through a divorce can be stressful for everyone in the family. And specialist advice can help you get through it. Talk to a specialist to help you navigate your way through a minefield of paperwork and correct producers.