It is official. The Justice Secretary David Gauke has now confirmed that proposals are under way to make the divorce process less confrontational. Justice Secretary David Gauke said:
‘Marriage will always be one of our most important institutions, but when a relationship ends it cannot be right for the law to create or increase conflict between divorcing couples. That is why we will remove the archaic requirements to allege fault or show evidence of separation, making the process less acrimonious and helping families look to the future.’
The proposals are set out in a government consultation launched on the 15 September 2018, and will apply to marriages and civil partnerships. Further information on the press release can be seen on the government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/justice-secretary-confirms-plans-to-reduce-conflict-in-divorce
The consultation will end on the 10th December 2018.