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Owens v Owens

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Following my blog back in March “Parliament may wish to consider whether to replace a law which denies Mrs Owens any present entitlement to a divorce...”

This must surely be the stand-out statement in the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court, in the long awaited defended divorce of Owens v Owens yesterday.

In the 21st century, where people are free to marry, cohabit, have children in and outside of marriage and also inside and outside of heterosexual relationships, how can it possibly be fair for someone to have to remain married to their spouse for 5 years after that relationship has broken down irretrievably?

Let’s hope Parliament heeds the advice of the Supreme Court to replace the outdated divorce laws with which British society is lumbered, and that we don’t have to wait too long before they do so!