Call for Parliament to introduce "no fault" divorce

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A woman in the UK has been refused a divorce from her husband of 40 years. Tini Owens filed on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. However her husband opposed her application, saying that he did not want to get divorced because they still had a “few years” left to enjoy. So Tini Owens has not been granted a divorce and is forced to stay married against her will.

The court of appeal ruling today, 24 March 2017, triggered calls from divorce lawyers for parliament to introduce “no fault” divorce and warnings that the decision would force separating couples to make more aggressive allegations to justify marital breakdown.

One of the three appeal court judges, Lady Justice Hallett, said she had reached her conclusion “with no enthusiasm whatsoever”, adding: “It is for parliament to decide whether to amend [the law] and to introduce ‘no fault’ divorce on demand; it is not for the judges to usurp their function.”

Please sign the petition to call on Parliament to amend the Law, to review the situation where one party wants a divorce against the wishes of the other party and to introduce "no fault" divorce on demand. Thankyou.

 



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