Divorce numbers surged by almost a quarter in the 12 months before lockdown

Jul 27, 2020 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Divorce numbers have leapt by nearly a quarter in a year in one of the steepest ever rises. There was a 23 per cent increase in the number of finalised divorces in the 12 months before lockdown, figures obtained by the Mail show. The surge is among the biggest since numbers were first recorded in the mid-19th century. It comes ahead of reforms championed by Boris Johnson that will make separation easier and trigger a rise in the figures. Church of England General...

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Quickie divorce bill backed by MPs

Jun 10, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: I’m sorry to say that MPs overwhelmingly backed the principle of the Government’s reckless no-fault divorce Bill by 231 to 16 last night. The debate showcased that many MPs fail to understand what makes a marriage and what is at stake when we undermine it. The legal mechanisms for creating and ending a marriage are crucial. It beggars belief that Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland said: “I do not believe that issues of reform of the process of divorce are germane to...

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Looking through the wrong end of the telescope. The problem isn’t too many divorces. It’s too few marriages.

Jun 9, 2020 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: The Government’s proposed Divorce Law reform bill, which was debated yesterday in the Commons, has three  strangenesses about it. The first is that, although it has been labelled a No Fault Divorce measure, that form of divorce already exists in law – after two years, if both parties consent, and five years, without the respondent’s consent. The Government wants to sweep away all five present grounds for divorce – two of which we refer to above – and make it...

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Tell the Justice Secretary not to speed up divorce

May 28, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Dear marriage supporter, The Government’s reckless ‘no-fault’ divorce Bill is likely to be discussed by MPs soon. Please contact Robert Buckland QC, the Secretary of State for Justice, and urge him to drop the Bill. Ending a marriage will be easier than getting out of a mobile phone contract. The fault grounds will be abolished. A person could end their marriage on demand and the spouse being divorced would have no say. A victim of adultery or domestic violence...

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Tell the Government not to make divorce easier

May 23, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Government’s ‘no-fault’ divorce Bill poses a serious threat to marriage. It is expected to be debated by MPs soon. It is vital that Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, who is in charge of the Bill, hears Christians’ concerns. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill dramatically weakens the legal requirements for divorce in England and Wales. It abolishes the need to prove that there has been a period of separation, or that one party is at fault (e.g....

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A basic Christian primer on sex, marriage and family life. Article 12 – Divorce and re-marriage.

May 12, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: As we have seen in the course of this series of articles, the institution of marriage is what God created it to be, and God created marriage to be a permanent relationship. In the language of the Prayer Book, marriages are intended  by God to endure ‘till death us do part.’ In this country, however, a very large number of marriages end not in death, but in divorce. According to the most recent figures, 42% of marriages in the United Kingdom now end in divorce. This means that...

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