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‘… the Government are considering what further reform may be needed to the family justice system so that it better meets the needs of separating couples and families and can achieve the best possible outcomes for them. Options for reviewing divorce law are part of that broader consideration. We will publish a Green Paper with our proposals on family justice in due course.’We can only wait and see. The lamentable history of procrastination suggests it would be unwise to assume speedy progress. Obviously it would be better, if divorce law reform is now seriously on the agenda, to delay full implementation of on-line divorce until we know what shape the reformed law might take. But we cannot allow the pressing imperatives of procedural and digital reform to be delayed in anticipation of such an uncertain future. Absent clear decisions from government in the reasonably near future, we have to proceed with reform on the basis of the existing statutory regime.
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