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Lawyers and campaigns call for divorce laws to be re-examined

A campaign is being spearheaded by a group of lawyers who are known in leading and representing families in divorce matters and a campaign team to push the British government in re-examining and changing the law concerning divorce that seem to have adverse consequences to children.

A campaign body called Resolution that contains 6500 professional advocates in family law, is currently persuading the British government to remove blame needs from the divorce laws. The body claims so because parents being allowed to register blames eventually result into disagreements and conflicts which affects the psychological behaviour of the children.

In wales and England, a divorce is allowed to happen provided the divorcing couples have lived separately for a period of 2 years or more. If this is not done, one divorcing party is allowed to register his or her disappointment which could include adultery or a misconduct in order to defend his or her self.

On the other hand, those opposing the idea of omitting this fault law argue that family separation will increase if the law clause is omitted from the process of divorce by undermining the marriage. Contrary to their proposal, research findings from the year 2006 when the law clause was introduced in Scotland to the divorce system reveals that no significant increases have been recorded regarding divorce. This therefore implies that the no-fault has no long-term effects.

After many disagreements from both parties, that is the conservatives who support the clause, and the reformers who want the clause removed, the government has started in-depth consultation with a number of law makers, including family law Manchester services, in an effort to review the divorce law and see if it can be changed.

David Gauke who is the British Member of Parliament for justice affairs commented on the issue by acknowledging the fact that blames by the divorcing parties does not have any helpful impact. He stated further saying that blame games majorly develop hatred and conflicts including rising anxiety. He also noted that children find themselves in a very difficult time when parents engage in disputes during the divorce period.

Furthermore, another member of parliament, Lucy Frazer who is the British minister for justice reiterated further on the issue by saying that the act of forcing divorcing couples to raise blames in the courts will only result in irrelevant arguments that results in more conflicts which usually extend to children. Two bodies namely the liberal Democrats and labour were among those who supported the no-fault system in the year 2017.

Research findings by YouGov which was organised by Resolution revealed that 79% of individuals conquer with fact that divorce conflicts affect the children negatively with 87% of victims of divorce effects agreeing further. A further 77% of those individuals survey said that a child’s education is usually undermined whereas 67% said that a negative perspective towards marriage is created to children.

A former national chairman of Resolution, Nigel Shepherd said that his team in conjunction with many other family lawyers were supporting this reform including the government. Therefore, they believed the reform will go through since there was no opposing party.