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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No-fault divorce Bill could be a welcome casualty of Commons gridlock

Sep 4, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Amid the current parliamentary turmoil there are many unknowns. But a General Election next month looks likely. If that happens, any legislation that hasn’t completed the parliamentary process will fall. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill had a rushed Second Reading and Committee Stage in the House of Commons before the summer, but hasn’t moved forward since. There’s not much time for it to make progress, which would have to include going through the...

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Church of England slams ‘divorce-on-demand’ reforms

Jul 6, 2019 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: The Church of England has condemned divorce-on-demand reforms that ministers say will ease marriage break-ups. It said yesterday that the changes planned by Justice Secretary David Gauke will wrongly stop a husband or wife opposing divorce. The reforms will sweep away divorce on the grounds of adultery and unreasonable behaviour, and instead allow divorce within six months at the request of just one spouse. But the Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham,...

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The philosophical effects of broken homes

Jul 3, 2019 by

by J. Budziszewski, MercatorNet: We should always reason logically, but right reason isn’t just about logical arguments. The pain of growing up in a broken home deeply affects how some of my students think about the natural laws of marriage, family, and sexuality. Sometimes they draw the wrong lessons. One young man told me that he longed for a loving, faithful, and permanent marriage, but his own mother and father hadn’t managed it. Since he loved them, he simply couldn’t bring himself to...

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MPs’ support for no-fault is ‘disappointing’, says marriage campaign group

Jun 30, 2019 by

from Christian Today: Support in Parliament for plans to introduce no-fault divorce are “disappointing”, the Coalition for Marriage has said. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill seeks to make it easier for couples to divorce by removing the requirement for partners in a marriage to find “fault”, such as adultery or dissertion. Alternatively, couples must live separately for at least two years before beginning divorce proceedings. Further changes introduced by...

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Denmark launches new restrictions on parental divorce

Jun 30, 2019 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: Parents seeking a divorce in Denmark are now required to take a mandatory course and wait three months before they can separate. The Danish Parliament agreed in March to implement a mandatory “reflection period” of three months and require parents who have children 18 years old and younger to take an online course before a divorce can be finalized. The course is called ‘Co-operation After Divorce’ and enables parents to consider the...

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