UK to have ‘fastest divorce in the world’: Top family lawyer

Mar 14, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage:

A leading supporter of no-fault divorce has criticised the government’s divorce reforms as “very fast and very unfair”.

David Hodson, a leading family lawyer and co-founder of the International Family Law Group (IFLG) has warned that the new law “puts all the cards into the hands” of the person seeking the divorce, leading to “probably the fastest divorce anywhere in the world” as far as the other spouse is concerned.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, currently making its way through Parliament, permits divorce within 26 weeks (6 months) of filing papers. It also removes the right to contest a divorce so that anyone may unilaterally walk away from a marriage within 6 months, regardless of whether they are at fault or what their spouse wants.

Worse, Mr Hodson warns, their spouse may not even be informed about the divorce until there is scarcely less than 6 weeks to go:

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