Divorce legislation introduced to Parliament

Welcoming the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which had its first reading on 13 June, Jane Robey, CEO of National Family Mediation, said:

“National Family Mediation has long campaigned for the introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, so we are pleased to finally see legislation introduced into Parliament.

“Over recent years the campaign has gathered huge momentum, to such an extent that there is wide consensus about the need for law change. It’s not easy to find those people who disagree with the policy change.

“Our main concern now is that progress of the Bill through Parliament is swift.

“Ministers must move quickly ensure that the tens of thousands of couples who will divorce in the coming months and years are able to get on with it relatively painlessly.

“For each and every adult involved, the stress, time and expense involved is staggering, and this vital change should help many more parents settle their divorce or separation in a more mature and adult fashion than the current system allows.”