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No fault divorce - the saga continues

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It seems that efforts to get the Conservative Party on board with the idea of no-fault divorce have bombed at a recent Conservative Party conference.  Over two thirds of the delegates present indicated that they favoured the status quo over the prospect of allowing couples to divorce when they wish to, without casting blame.

As family lawyers, we are encouraged to deal with family cases in such a way as to minimise acrimony (which I am pleased to say most family lawyers whole heartedly support).  Why, then, should our divorce laws continue to require blame to be apportioned to one party, if they have not been separated for 2 years or more?

At Birkett Long, we are all members of Resolution and do our best to resolve family law issues as amicably as possible.  If you need advice on the breakdown of a relationship, please contact one of our specialist divorce and separation team, who would be happy to help you.