No-fault divorce ‘will lead to more broken families’, warns pro-marriage group

Jan 10, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: Proposals to radically alter divorce law will create a “conveyor belt” which will be extremely difficult for couples to get off, the Coalition for Marriage has warned. The pro-marriage group spoke out as the Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill began its Parliamentary stages on Tuesday. The Ministry of Justice announced the Bill the day after ‘divorce day’ – the Monday following New Year when lawyers reportedly see a spike in couples beginning...

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No fault divorce Bill is back before Parliament

Jan 9, 2020 by

from Christian Today: A Bill to push through the biggest shake-up of divorce laws for half a century is back before Parliament. Christian campaign groups warn that the no-fault divorce Bill is “damaging” and will only make an increase in divorce “inevitable”. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will eliminate the need for one partner to find “fault” with their spouse’s behaviour, such as “unreasonable behaviour” or adultery. ...

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UK has the fastest fall in divorce rates across Europe

Jan 8, 2020 by

from The Marriage Foundation: A new report released by Marriage Foundation, using data from Eurostat, shows that divorce rates in Europe are continuing to fall – with the UK leading the way. UK couples marrying in 1992 had an actual divorce rate of 30.7% during the first 15 years of their marriage – the 3rd highest rate out of the 20 countries surveyed. A decade later, for UK couples marrying in 2002, this rate had fallen to 28.1%. For UK couples who married in 2017, the projected divorce rate...

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Government brings back no-fault divorce Bill

Dec 20, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: Plans to make divorce quicker and easier in England and Wales have been revived by Boris Johnson’s Government. Under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, spouses would be able to simply walk away from a marriage without having to give any reason and without their spouse being able to contest the decision. The Christian Institute and pro-marriage group Coalition for Marriage have consistently spoken out against the idea, saying it would be hugely damaging...

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C4M’s analysis of manifestos: no-fault divorce

Dec 7, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: This is the latest in our email series focusing on manifesto promises relating to marriage. The Conservative Government included a no-fault divorce Bill in the Queen’s Speech in October. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also committed to it in their manifestos. No-fault divorce is a marriage wrecker’s charter. Spouses will be unable to contest a divorce and the process could be all over in six months – or even sooner – reducing the opportunity for...

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No-fault divorce Bill dropped

Sep 12, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: Radical plans to make the divorce process far quicker have been halted, as a result of the end of the parliamentary session. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was dropped as it had failed to pass all its parliamentary stages before prorogation. The Christian Institute welcomed the outcome, but warned the plan, which affects England and Wales, could return. Damage Under the plans, spouses would have been able to simply walk away from a marriage without...

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