Firm backs change to divorce law

LAW firm Trethowans is backing calls to take the blame out of divorce.

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:40 pm

Solicitors from Trethowans, the lead sponsor for The News Business Excellence Awards, are supporting Resolution’s campaign for ‘no-fault divorce’ during Good Divorce Week, which runs until December 1.

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Currently, there is only one ground on which a petition for divorce can be presented by either party and that is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. For evidence, the person seeking the divorce relies on a fact of adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion or separation. Experts argue the need to blame a party for the marriage breakdown can cause unnecessary difficulty.

Grant Cameron, partner at Trethowans, said: ‘A no-fault divorce could greatly assist in reducing the inevitable tensions that arise on marriage breakdown.’