It’s time to modernise the language used in divorce

Modernising the language used in the divorce process has to figure as part of the government’s proposed legal reforms, says National Family Mediation’s Jane Robey.

The last thing people need at their time of crisis is to have to get to grips with a new set of legal jargon – words like ‘affidavit’. ‘plaintiff’ and ‘respondent’ – simply in order to move on with their lives.

In the latest of her regular articles for Family Law, our Chief Executive comments further on the government’s consultation on divorce law reform.

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