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No-fault divorce: the future of divorce law?
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The House of Commons Library released its briefing paper dealing with 'no-fault divorce
' on 17
October 2017. The paper provides a helpful snapshot of the position currently in England & Wales in relation to divorce proceedings, together with a chronology of historic legislation and government schemes. It highlights that the most recent attempt to legislate for 'no-fault divorce' was within Pt 2 of the Family Law Act 1996, which was repealed on the basis that the provisions within Pt 2 were 'unworkable'. Notwithstanding this conclusion, the Government indicated in January 2001 that it would remain committed to exploring the introduction of no-fault divorce however we are yet to see that commitment materialise into legislated change.
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