Divorce reform could follow in wake of Owens v Owens

Ministry of Justice says it is already ‘looking closely’ at reforms to the divorce system after the Supreme Court ruled that a 68-year-old woman must remain married to her husband

In a landmark case, the UK’s highest court last week dismissed Tini Owens’s appeal of a lower court’s refusal to grant her a decree nisi, even though the judge had ruled her marriage to Hugh Owens had broken down.

 

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