It’s official: government ends divorce ‘blame game’


Couples will no longer have to prove fault to get divorced after the government announced today that it will introduce legislation to end the ‘unnecessary blame game’.

Justice secretary David Gauke said he had listened to calls for reform and ‘firmly believe now is the right time to end this unnecessary blame game for good’.

Current law requires spouses to evidence at least one of five ‘facts’: adultery, behaviour, desertion, two years’ separation (if the other spouse consents to the divorce), or five years’ separation (if the other spouse disagrees).


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