The Manx government has embarked on a consultation for ‘no fault’ divorce legislation. The Bill is based on the UK's Bill Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill.
The draft Bill seeks to address the following key issues:
- that the current system includes elements that lead to conflict and difficulties, and this is at odds with other aspects of family law that look to put the needs of any children first and minimise potential for negative impact on them as well as on the couple; and
- that there is a balance between divorce being a considered decision and recognising that once there is irretrievable breakdown the process followed should then minimise conflict, stress and cost for the parties.
You can read the draft Bill here.