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Resolution call for divorce reform to bypass fault

by Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Image via Wikipedia 500 years after Henry VIII became king, divorce laws in England and Wales still need radical reform, a group of family lawyers said today. As England’s most notorious divorcee, Henry VIII radically altered the religious, political and social makeup of the country in order to divorce Catherine of Aragon. Half a millennium later, with ...

A Private Members’ Bill aims to give legal rights to couples who live together but who are not married

by Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Image via Wikipedia When law is out of step with society, it deserves reform. On Friday a Private Members’ Bill comes before the House of Lords to create a framework of rights and responsibilities for couples in England and Wales who live together but who are not married. At present unmarried couples who split up have few ...