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Moves towards no fault divorce in line with international trends

Nuffield Foundation publishes fourth report in a series produced as part of the Finding Fault study on divorce law in practice in England and Wales.

  • New research published by the Nuffield Foundation has concluded that moving towards a no fault divorce regime in the UK would 'fully consistent with international trends' as there is an international trend away from requiring any ground at all.  

    The report authors, Dr Jens M. Scherpe and Professor Liz Trinder have examined what lessons can be drawn from the experience of divorce law reform in eight jurisdictions: Australia, California, Colorado, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden. They find there is an international trend towards recognition that a divorce must be granted where one of both parties insists that the marriage is over.  

    The principal purpose of the report is to explore how the proposed notification procedures outlined by the MoJ would work in comparison with other jurisdictions where similar procedures are in operation. 

    Read the full study on the Nuffield Foundation website.

News, published: 19/03/2019

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Published: 19/03/2019

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