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The end of adultery in family law?

Date:10 SEP 2023
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Rosa Schofield, Associate Solicitor

Farhana Shahzady, Director, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer

Adultery is often one of the most significant events in our client’s lives. However, in the no-fault divorce era, has the role of adultery within family become completely redundant? This article explores the impact that adultery has on divorce, financial separation, and private law children matters. The authors take the position that, notwithstanding the diminishing role of adultery within the family law sphere, we must not dismiss adultery as irrelevant. Indeed, adulterous relationships, and the upset it can cause, can be the driving force behind strategic decisions for clients. In order to strive for positive outcomes for our clients, we must take time to identify adultery as a factor driving the client in these cases in order to pragmatically and sensitively support the client.

The full article will be published in the September issue of Family Law



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