Article Tag: Parliament

No Fault Divorce: Is This Now The Way Forward?

In order to issue divorce proceedings in England and Wales it has to be proven that a marriage has “irretrievably broken down”. Some couples are happy to wait and simply state that they have been separated for two years. In this case, the divorce petition can be issued two years after separation (provided the other… Read more »

The No Fault Divorce Bill: Let’s Shelve The Blame!

Back in October MP Richard Bacon introduced to Parliament, under the Ten Minute Rule, the no fault divorce bill. If passed this bill makes provision for the dissolution of a marriage or civil partnership where each party separately makes a declaration that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. The bill is expected to have its… Read more »

Cohabitation Rights Bill: will it pass?

The Cohabitation Rights Bills is currently being debated in the House of Lords. On a recent survey carried out by YouGov of more than 2000 adults 51% of women think they share all the same rights as married couples when cohabiting compared with 42% of men. Cohabitation between couples is increasing, according to the Office… Read more »