Marriage, not divorce, is the way forward

Sep 10, 2018 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: In the first major change to UK marriage laws for 50 years, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced that couples will be allowed no-fault divorces. This follows the Supreme Court ruling in the Tini Owens case, in which Mrs Owens was denied a divorce...

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Survey: ‘No-fault divorce may make people take marriage less seriously’

Aug 17, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute: Almost three-quarters of divorced people believe a ‘no-fault’ divorce system could make married couples less concerned about going back on their vows. In a survey of over 1,000 divorcees, a law firm which backs such a change found that over 70 per cent believe people...

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British court recognises sharia law for the first time

Aug 2, 2018 by

by Cheyenne Roundtree, Mailonline: A British court has recognised sharia law for the first time in a landmark decision as a judge ruled that a wife can claim her husband’s assets in the split. The decision came about after Nasreen Akhter wanted a divorce from her husband Mohammed Shabaz...

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To have and to hold, from this day forward, till a quickie divorce us do part

Jul 30, 2018 by

by Andrew Tettenborn, from Rebel Priest: Since the unusually high-profile Tini Owens case last week in the UK Supreme Court, the establishment have been saying, with almost one voice, that the only grown-up approach to marriage breakdown is the immediate introduction of quickie no-fault divorce in...

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An unhappy marriage shouldn’t be grounds for an instant divorce

Jul 28, 2018 by

by Melanie McDonagh, Spectator: It is wrong to dwell on the misfortunes of others, but was there anything in the news more riveting than the Supreme Court hearing which ended with Hugh and Tini Owens, 80 and 68 respectively, being told they were going to stay married after her bid to end her 40...

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Family breakdown and the toll on children’s mental health

Jun 25, 2018 by

By Harry Benson, The Conservative Woman: In December last year the government produced its Green Paper on children’s mental health. The opening paragraph begins with an optimistic note that the state can make a difference. ‘Children with a persistent mental health problem face unequal chances in...

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