The Guardian

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April 30, 2014

Couples should be able to divorce without going to court, says top judge

Munby’s comments on marriage were immediately criticised by one legal commentator. Marilyn Stowe, a partner at Stowe Family Law, said: “Divorce is the dissolution of a legally binding contract of marriage. It forms the basis from which finances and child-related issues are legally regulated following the breakdown of a marriage. As such I believe it should remain a legal process. If it is removed from judicial supervision it could also be open to abuse.”

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