On Friday it was revealed that the government is to begin a consultation on introducing “no-fault” divorces. Graham Coy, Partner at our London Chancery Lane office shares his thoughts on the latest development in the calls for divorce law reform.
“The fact the government is at long last beginning to get to grips with the long overdue need to reform our out-dated divorce law is good news.
But two words of caution.
Firstly, this a leaked report and it is said that the government is still to finalise its consultation paper.
Secondly, why is there any need for a consultation paper anyway. There is a need for legislation now. Nothing is known about the Government’s timescale? What will it do at the end of the consultation period? There must be a risk, like many other consultations, it proves to be an excuse for not making decisions.
Couples whose marriages have broken down need the government to act now.”