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Top judge calls for no fault divorce

Sir Nicholas Wall, President of the Family Division, has said he could “see no good arguments against no fault divorce“, as society moves away from viewing permanent separation as shameful. He claimed divorce was now an “administrative” process rather than judicial, and said it was no longer important “to demonstrate that you were the ‘innocent’ party.”

In a speech to family lawyers, he said current legislation had “its roots in history”, when divorce was a “matter of social status and added: “All that, I think, has gone. Defended divorces are now effectively unheard of.”

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This post was written by Mark Keenan. Editor of the Divorce Online Blog and Managing Director of Online Legal Service Ltd. Mark has been writing about divorce and related subjects for over 20+ years and is an expert in legal marketing.

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