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Divorce Laws – Are They Corrosive?

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Senior Judges and other legal dignitaries are backing a campaign for an end to the archaic and damaging Divorce Laws in the UK, claiming they are harsh, unjust and don't put the welfare of children or relationships first.

The Times have launched a Family Matters campaign and joined forces with a former High Court Judge, Sir Paul Coleridge, to push for new laws to modernise and protect marriage.

Sir Paul claims the current laws fuel bitterness, anger and pain, and make good long-term relationships between two parents caring for children impossible.

The campaign comes two weeks after a report issued by the Nuffield Foundation, which condemned divorce laws for "forcing couples to make false and exaggerated allegations of adultery or bad behaviour, causing bitterness and harming the mental health of children".

Lucinda McWatt, a Solicitor in the Family Department at Pearson Solicitors, commented, "as Resolution Solicitors, we welcome the Times campaign for reform. An amicable divorce is always the best type of divorce".

"The blame charade that is currently required by the Courts, if a person wishes to obtain a divorce before two years separation, does not help people to move on".

"It more often than not causes unnecessary bitterness and harm to the children of the marriage. It would be much better if the Courts would accept that people can simply fall out of love".



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Written by Lucinda McWatt


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