No-fault divorce ‘a cheaters charter’, warns pro-marriage campaign

Apr 10, 2019 by

From Christian Institute.

The number of divorces will rapidly increase if the Government’s plans for no-fault divorce become law, pro-marriage groups have warned.

Today, Justice Secretary David Gauke announced that the Government will introduce legislation “as soon as Parliamentary time allows”.

The Coalition for Marriage (C4M) described the change as a “cheaters’ charter”, while The Christian Institute said it was a sad fact that more couples would break up as a result.

Under the Government’s proposals a spouse who is being divorced against their will has no opportunity to contest or slow down the divorce proceedings to allow more time to seek reconciliation.

The official consultation on its proposals met with strong opposition, with 83 per cent of respondents disagreeing with plans to remove the right to contest the divorce. (see p48)

If the plans become law, the whole process of divorce could last just six months.

In his statement, Mr Gauke derided the current law as “outdated” whilst claiming, “we will always uphold the institution of marriage”.

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See also: Christian groups attack ‘no-reason’ divorces, accuse ministers of undermining marriage by Alex Williams, Premier

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