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Giving divorcing people the keys to a legal process is what we don’t need

Date:21 DEC 2020
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Chief Executive, NFM

Data was released recently indicating divorce has a negative impact on mental health. Well, apart from the fact that I think we already knew this, how might it point a way forward to improve matters for separating couples?  

This data has been used by some to claim that what’s needed is more early legal support. This is nonsense, even when you put aside the additional cost it would impose on a hard-pushed economy.  

Does triggering an intense and litigious divorce battle improve mental health? The opposite is true, as anyone in family law will tell you, if they’re being honest.  

Read the full article here.