Friday, 29 July 2011

Should divorce be a blame game?

It is reported that there has been a 12% increase in divorces in New York since their Divorce Law was changed in October to allow no fault divorce. Some may suggest this means getting a divorce is too easy.
In England the grounds for divorce require fault unless you are prepared to wait 2 years for your divorce. Waiting that long can prevent people from moving on with their lives and also means the financial divorce settlement  cannot be finalised. This can put people at risk.
The need, however, for someone to be blamed to get a divorce is often incredibly unhelpful particularly when children are involved. Inevitably it can increase hostility at a time when divorce solicitors are trying to keep things as amicable as possible. If the divorce lawyers have to argue about who is to blame it also increases costs.
Many family law solicitors therefore believe that no fault divorce law should also be introduced in England.
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