Pressure to Change Divorce Laws
Yet more information comes out regarding unreasonable behaviour and adultery divorce grounds being negative in the final outcome of finances for divorcing families.
Approximately 100,000 families in England and Wales divorce each year. If the separation grounds of two years apart with consent are not available then the divorce has to be fundamentally fault based. Otherwise the marriage is not deemed to have broken down irretrievably and divorce cannot be achieved.
The divorce law hasn’t fundamentally changed since the 1973 Act which brought it in. It appears to be common ground that most parties within divorce proceedings conclude that the grounds of divorce actually made things more contentious and unpleasant within the subsequent financial proceedings. In our view what can be urged in the present climate, in the absence of any likely change, is to keep allegations of particular behaviour within sensible parameters and to maintain a level of cooperation between the parties if at all possible.