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Summary of ‘no-fault’ divorce issues published

House of Commons briefing paper published

The House of Commons Library has published a research briefing paper which considers the current basis for divorce and arguments for and against the introduction of 'no-fault' divorce both in England and Wales, and Scotland.

In its consideration of England and Wales, the paper sets out over 18 pages the current law, the attempt to introduce no-fault divorce via the Family Law Act 1996, the counter arguments concerning no-fault divorce and details of ongoing research into the issue.

To read the paper, please click here.